Reports & Research

Out and voting II: The gay, lesbian and bisexual vote in congressional house elections, 1990–1998

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February 10, 2000

Analysis of exit poll data shows:

  • The electoral potential of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is real;
  • The LGBT community is one of the more diverse electorates in America;
  • We cannot achieve our goals by standing alone in either party, nor can we achieve our goals by blindly aligning ourselves with either party.

A systematic strategy of voter mobilization in key districts could give the emerging LGBT electorate the clout that its numbers suggest it deserves.