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Head Of Group That Supports Out LGBT Candidates Announces Resignation

Chuck Wolfe will be leaving the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund at the end of the year, he announced on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON — The head of the national organization that backs out LGBT candidates will be stepping down at the end of the year, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Chuck Wolfe, who has run the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund for more than a decade, will step down from the role at the end of the year, he told supporters on Wednesday.

"Our work together to expand the number and impact of openly LGBT public leaders has been an absolute labor of love for me," he said in a letter to those supporters on Wednesday. "The Victory Fund and our supporters have endorsed and helped elect thousands of LGBT Americans who have been brave enough to put their names on a ballot, and their honesty has been key to changing politics wherever they serve. This work is as necessary as ever, especially in places where our community still feels powerless or lives in fear."