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2023 Candidate Survey

Equality Loudoun is a non-profit organization that advocates, educates, defends, and builds community to support LGBTQ+ equality in Loudoun County. Because we are a  501(c)(3), we do not endorse any political candidates. We do, however, believe it is appropriate to ask candidates running for office to be clear about their views and stances on issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community they intend to represent. 

We recognize that not all positions may appear to have direct purview over issues that impact members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, each candidate is asking to be elected by all voters in Loudoun County, and Equality Loudoun believes these questions should be asked of every candidate running for an elected office. 

We have shared these questions with each candidate who is asking to be elected by voters in Loudoun County, VA this election season and will publish their responses. 


We acknowledge that not completing the form or responding via email does not necessarily mean the candidate is not supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, but hope that they will take this opportunity to make their positions absolutely clear to voters.

We sent each candidate an email on 9/29/23 asking them to respond to the following questions via a Google form or email response. We will publish their responses in full as we receive them.

  1. Do you support policies in Virginia public schools protecting students, teachers, and staff from discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity? Why or why not?

  2. Do you endorse the Model Policies on Ensuring Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents in Virginia’s Public Schools as written? Why or why not?

  3. Do you endorse Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) Policy: 8040  Rights Of Transgender And Gender-Expansive Students Why or why not?

  4. Do you support mandatory training for LCPS administrators, teachers, and staff on how best to support LGBTQ+ students? Why or why not?

  5. Do you support full equality and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, couples, and families in Loudoun County? Why or why not?

  6. Will you commit to protecting Loudoun County students’ right to intellectual freedom and access to free-choice reading books that represent LGBTQ+ identities and lived experiences? Why or why not?

  7. How will you address the increasing incidents of hate speech and actions in Loudoun County and in schools specifically?  

  8. Do you commit to acknowledging June as LGBTQ+ Pride month by attending a Pride event, supporting a Pride Proclamation and/or posting about Pride month on social media? Why or why not?

  9. Is there anything else you want voters to know regarding your stances on LGBTQ+ issues?

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