Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed Rue Landau for Philadelphia City Council, At-Large. Victory Fund named her a 2023 LGBTQ ‘Spotlight’ candidate, a designation given to candidates with exceptional potential to be national leaders of the LGBTQ equality movement.
If elected, Landau would be the first out LGBTQ person ever elected to the Philadelphia City Council. Philadelphia is the only major U.S. city to have never elected an out LGBTQ person to city council.
“For far too long, Philadelphia’s vibrant LGBTQ community has lacked equitable representation on city council – with the wounds to show for it. As an attorney with a long track record of increasing pathways to affordable housing, strengthening protections for women in the workplace and enacting civil rights protections for marginalized populations – including the LGBTQ community – Rue has spent her entire career on the front lines of forging a more equitable Philadelphia. We are confident that her bright vision for the city and ability to bring diverse coalitions of people together will not just make her an exceptional council member, but a vital voice for equality throughout Pennsylvania and the country,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of LGBTQ Victory Fund for my race for Philadelphia City Council. Representation matters – our city is ready to elect our first openly LGBTQ member of Council, and this year, we will make history,” said Landau.
LGBTQ Victory Fund
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.