Candace Gingrich

Candace Gingrich

At a Glance:

Candace Gingrich has been a Project Contributor since June 2007, has written 3 entries and currently lives in Washington, DC.


Since 1995, Candace Gingrich has served as a key advocate for issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Her 1996 autobiography, The Accidental Activist, was a best seller in the GLBT community. In addition, Gingrich has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Newsweek, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Prime Time Live and other television shows. Her involvement in the movement for equal rights began when her brother, then-Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.,was elected House speaker.

In 1995, Gingrich traveled to more than 50 U.S. cities on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign to encourage Americans to raise their voices for GLBT equality. In 1996, Gingrich toured the country again to spearhead HRC's voter mobilization project — urging Americans to register to vote and participate in the political process. She has also contributed to HRC's seminars on political training and message communication.

Gingrich served as Coming Out Project manager until 2004 when HRC identified the need to engage young voters and as youth outreach manager she traveled to 30 college campuses to get out the vote. As senior youth outreach manager, Gingrich works to empower and engage GLBT and allied youth in the fight for equality and has dubbed the current crop of young voters as “Generation Equality” for their overwhelming support of full GLBT equality.

Candace Gingrich: Recently Filed

An Open Letter to My Brother, Newt Gingrich

Filed by Candace Gingrich | November 23, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Dear Newt, I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protesters of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News. I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the...Read More

Ding, dong the witch is dead

Filed by Candace Gingrich | August 13, 2007 | 11:23 AM | comments

Ding, dong the witch is dead. I heard my co-worker say it this morning and I agree. Karl Rove will be gone by month’s end – nowhere near soon enough, though. Because the damage has already been done to America...Read More

I have returned

Filed by Candace Gingrich | June 08, 2007 | 9:10 AM | comments

I've got "Goin' Back to Indiana" bouncing around my head. That song comes to mind every time I come to the Hoosier State but so does the fact that a good lot of the Generation Equality (under-30 voters) that I...Read More