beyer221The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced it has endorsed 11 more openly LGBT candidates for public office, including Dr. Dana Beyer, whose 2010 election would make her the first openly transgender state legislator in U.S. history.

The newly-endorsed candidates are:

Brian Bates–Doraville, Georgia City Council
Dana Beyer–Maryland House of Delegates (2010 race)
David Carden–Palm Springs, California City Council
Steve Camara–Mayor, Fall Rivers, Massachusetts
Ginny Foat–Palm Springs, California City Council
Matt Haag–Rochester, New York City Council
Dave Kaplan–Des Moines, Washington City Council
Joe Lacey–Dayton, Ohio Board of Education
Lori Schreiber–Abington, Pennsylvania City Council
Dawn Segal–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Municipal Court Judge
Barbara Smith–Albany, New York Common Council

Go to to learn more about these candidates and how you can help their campaigns.