LGBTory seeking a more diverse Conservative party

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Ryan Tumilty writes at Metro Ottawa:

A group of LGBT Conservatives is preparing to put money and support behind getting more of their own running under the party’s banner.

The group LGBTory, which formed in 2015, will announce plans for a candidates’ fund later this month meant to help LGBT people make the leap to become provincial or federal conservative candidates.

Rick Hall, the group’s vice-president, said they’re taking the lead from a U.K. group that had a similar setup.

“Three of the folks they supported were actually elected to Westminster, the national house of commons,” he said.

Hall said there are challenges for anyone running for office and they hope that knowing people are willing to help will encourage more LGBT candidates to run.

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