Endorsement Seal

Victory-approved and “Out to Win”

Victory Fund - endorsed candidates aren’t just openly LGBT, they’re out to win. Earning Victory’s endorsement means a candidate has passed a rigorous vetting process, that they’re planning a serious campaign and that they’ve demonstrated a real path to electoral success.

In fact, more than 350 openly LGBT candidates ran for office in 2010, but just 164 earned Victory’s endorsement. And 65% of those individuals went on to win their election.

In 2011, our Victory Endorsement Seal was changed to communicate clearly that candidates displaying it have the backing of the Victory Fund.

Learn more

If you’d like to learn more about what it takes to earn the Victory Endorsement Seal, we invite you to:

  • Check out our full list of currently endorsed candidates.
  • Find out if you qualify for a Victory Fund endorsement: Click here to read about our endorsement criteria.
  • Apply for Victory Fund endorsement: Click here for information about the endorsement process.