Number of LGBTQ school board candidates has grown in 2022 amid controversial bills, report shows

According to a Thursday report, the number of out LGBTQ school board candidates has more than doubled since 2018.

Electing LGBTQ politicians, reported that the number of out school board candidates had more than quadrupled, from 34 to 82

According to LGBTQ Victory Institute research, 0.1% of the 90,000 school board members are LGBTQ.

Marked by legislation such as Florida's so-called "don't say gay" bill.

With low LGBTQ representation on school boards, councils often don't reflect the identities of the students at their schools

About 6,300 more LGBTQ school board members are needed to close the representation gap, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund report. 

According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund report.