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Seattle City Council reaffirms its commitment to Seattle's LGBT community:

Statement on the Passing of Danny Vega - press release 11/29/2011

Mayor's response: Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, May 9, 2011

Seattle City Council Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, May 12, 2011

LGBT Commission: Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, March 24, 2011

City Council press release 6/21/10

Council Resolution #31224: - Affirming the City of Seattle's commitment for full equal rights for all of its residents and employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

Pride Month June 2010: Joint Proclamation by Seattle's Mayor and City Council

Mayor's response: Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, May 9, 2011

Seattle City Council Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, May 12, 2011

LGBT Commission: Transgender Health Care Exclusions Memorandum, March 24, 2011


Seattle LGBT Commission Report of Needs Assessment Survey 2010

The Seattle LGBT Commission has been working on a new project to assess the state of the LGBTQ community in Seattle and evaluate the needs of our community. This report is a summary of the data in the survey which focused on housing, education, health, public safety and community involvement.

The report is intended to be a starting point for further conversation about what the survey data shows, how well it reflects the experiences of the LGBTQ community, and what next steps should be taken. Thank you to the nearly 1,600 people in our community who participated in the survey.

Past Forums

Minutes from the following forums are now available for download in Acrobat PDF format.

PDF Document Aging
PDF Document Diversity
PDF Document Gender
PDF Document Health
PDF Document Parenting

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PDF Document Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities Annual Report [2007]

Health Disparities: The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community in Seattle & King County Report and Policy Recommendations, January 2008 : A Special Report by the Diversities in Health Disparities Project:

School of Social Work, University of Washington
Public Health Seattle and King County
City of Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities

This report examines access to health care, health status and health-related outcomes of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community of King County. The report highlights areas of strength as well as concerns for the health of the LGB community. It also includes recommendations to better address the community's health care needs.

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2006 GLBTQ Pride survey: This year's survey - conducted by the City of Seattle's Office for Civil Rights and the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - showed the top priorities as same sex marriage, domestic partner benefits, safety on the street and prevention of suicide among GLBT youth, and support for LGBT parents and their children.

PDF Document Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in Seattle: Report and Policy Recommendations- Submitted to Mayor Nickels, City of Seattle - February, 2006

PDF Document SCSM Presentation to the City Council:
Report and Policy Recommendations from the Queer Youth Forum - March 21, 2006

PDF Document SCSM Presentation to Health and Human Services Sub-Cabinet:
Report and Policy Recommendations from the Queer Youth Forum - May 22, 2006

2006 GLBTQ Pride survey: This year's survey - conducted by the City of Seattle's Office for Civil Rights and the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - showed the top priorities as same sex marriage, domestic partner benefits, safety on the street and prevention of suicide among GLBT youth, and support for LGBT parents and their children.

PDF Document Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in Seattle: Report and Policy Recommendations- Submitted to Mayor Nickels, City of Seattle - February, 2006

PDF Document SCSM Presentation to the City Council:
Report and Policy Recommendations from the Queer Youth Forum - March 21, 2006

PDF Document SCSM Presentation to Health and Human Services Sub-Cabinet:
Report and Policy Recommendations from the Queer Youth Forum - May 22, 2006

PDF Document Appendix: - LGBQT Youth Resource List

Bias Crimes and Incidents in Seattle 2000 to 2005Outside Link
An analysis by type of bias and neighborhood.


PDF Document "The Fortieth Anniversary of Stone Wall" - "The Fortieth Anniversary of Stone Wall" an Op Ed by Washington State Senator Ed Murray, June 11, 2009 - originally written for StonewallForty"

Work Plans

PDF Document Commission Work Plan for 2012

PDF Document Commission Work Plan for 2011

PDF Document Commission Work Plan for 2010

PDF Document 2009 Commission Work Plan

PDF Document 2008 Commission Work Plan

PDF Document 2007 Commission Work Plan

PDF Document 2006 Commission Work Plan