LOS ANGELES — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the endorsements of 17 pro-equality candidates running for state and local office this year. The candidates include a number of openly LGBTQ Californians seeking public office across the state — part of a surge of LGBTQ candidates running throughout the country this year.
“Our state and local elected officials are on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice, and we’re excited to be supporting such an outstanding group of candidates this year,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur. “With a record number of openly LGBTQ Californians running for office this November, we can’t wait to be a part of the ‘rainbow wave’ across the nation.”
Equality California has endorsed the following candidates in their respective races:
*Candidate identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org