The 118th Congress of the United States made history for its diverse representation on the national stage.
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 13 voting members of the 118th Congress had identified as part of the LGB community, the largest number in history.
“Two senators and 11 members of the House of Representatives identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of lawmakers’ official biographies, campaign websites and news reports,” the Pew report states.
“The previous Congress included a total of 11 LGB lawmakers. There have not been any openly transgender members of Congress to date.”
In the lower chamber of Congress, nearly all of the LGB representatives are Democrats, with the exception of one Republican member named George Santos. The background and reportedly unusual behavior of the LGB member have been called into question since his election.
You can read more about the Pew report by clicking here.