The Indiana Stonewall Democrats are the LGBTQ+ Constituency Caucus of The Indiana Democratic Party. We are committed to pushing for civil equality for the LGBTQ+ community. We accomplish this by endorsing, supporting, and voting for Democratic candidates that share our values.
When LGBTQ elected leaders are in the room, they humanize our lives, impact policy and legislative debates and influence lawmaker colleagues to vote in favor of equality. LGBTQ elected officials are our best defense against anti-LGBTQ efforts at all levels of government, and are best positioned to advance equality for our community.
ISD is making history in our great Hoosier state. In 2018, we helped elect J.D. Ford, the first openly gay state lawmaker. Veronica Pejril became Indiana's first transgender elected official in 2019, after running a positive-message campaign for Greencastle's City Council that garnered nearly 70% of the vote. In Indianapolis, we saw a historic four members of the LGBTQ community elected to the Indianapolis City-County Council and the creation of an LGBTQ council in the city government.