Biden To Court LGBTQ Voters In Battleground States

CBS News reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is launching a nationwide voter outreach effort in June to coincide with Pride Month and engage millions of LGBTQ voters ahead of the November presidential election, campaign officials tell CBS News.

The coordinated outreach — dubbed “Out for Biden”— will target the estimated 11 million LGBTQ voters throughout the country, with a focus on racking up support in battleground states.

About 50% of registered LGBTQ voters are Democrats, while 15% are Republicans, according to a study by UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute last year. These voters are racially diverse and also tend to be younger. About one fifth of LGBTQ adults aren’t registered to vote.