(Watch) The past 12 months saw LGBTQ representation in elective office in the U.S. grow by 21 percent, with 843 known out officials as of June. The increase is attributable to several favors including that more LGBTQ candidates are running for office, more are willing to be out while running, and more are coming out while in office as well. This year should mark a big increase as well, with over 800 running around the country for various offices. However there are still room for improvement, as an overwhelming majority of these people are white (77%) and cisgender men (57%.) Even so, we look forward to more progress this November for our community.