Transgender & Gender Variant Candidates and Elected Officials Around the World
(Oct. 2015)

While the visibility of transgender people has blossomed in the media, a new report by the LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative shows that transgender leaders remain close to invisible in public office. Since 1977, 126 transgender and gender variant candidates from 30 countries have run in just over 200 races. Forty-eight candidates were elected, and with re-elections they won 72 times. To some, the numbers may be higher than expected, but they are a drop in the ocean when compared to the hundreds of thousands of cisgendered candidates who run for office globally every year.

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Latin America & the Caribbean (March 2015)

Author Javier Corrales (Amherst College) takes an in-depth look at the state of LGBT rights and representation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He investigates the role of religion, government institutions, and social movements in shaping progress by region and country.


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Spanish Translation (April 2016)

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Out in Office (2013)

Andrew Reynolds publishes his findings establishing a link between the presence of out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of parliament (MPs) around the world and the enactment of laws that ensure equity and protection for LGBT persons. Out in Office investigates factors contributing to this link.


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