The institute trains LGBT candidates on how to run an effective campaign and is related to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, which helps raise money for endorsed candidates.
Some of the better-known names include Margarethe Cammermeyer, who is a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Cammermeyer is the highest-ranking woman to be dismissed from the military.
Brian Bond, who formerly headed the Victory Fund, now serves as deputy director, White House Office of Public Engagement.
Vic Basile, the first executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, is now senior counselor to the director of the Office of Personnel Management.