New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform Launched

#QTHEVOTE, a digital voter registration platform for the LGBTQ community and their allies, launched today as its flagship website went live at www.qthevote.com.  #QTHEVOTE was founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Burgess who was the first openly gay CEO of a publicly traded bank in the United States.  #QTHEVOTE leverages cutting-edge voter registration tools from vote.org and aims to register as many LGBTQIA+ Americans as possible in advance of the November 2018 elections.

“We’ve seen it time and time again, one vote can make all the difference.   Our community has a duty to the next generation to make sure we are heard at the ballot box,” said #QTHEVOTE founder Trevor Burgess.

In the 2016 national election, five states were decided by less than 1.5% of the vote.  #QTHEVOTE estimates that there were more unregistered gay and lesbian Americans in each of those states than was the difference between winner and loser.

State

2016
Winner

Vote
Difference

Estimated LGBT
Unregistered Voters

Michigan

Trump

13,080

87,071

New Hampshire

Clinton

2,701

14,207

Wisconsin

Trump

27,257

45,321

Pennsylvania

Trump

68,236

106,030

Florida

Trump

114,455

202,709

“It’s simple math, analyzing data from Gallup and Project Vote, if every LGBT American had voted in 2016 we would not have our fundamental rights under attack today,” said #QTHEVOTE founder Trevor Burgess adding, “we can and should be the most powerful and passionate voters in America.”

#QTHEVOTE plans to target unregistered LGBTQIA+ Americans through social media, online advertising and through partnerships with direct outreach organizations.

Q The Vote, Inc. has made application for 501(c)(3) status and is accepting donations on its website www.qthevote.com.   #QTHEVOTE is nonpartisan and does not support nor endorse any particular candidate for public office.