The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle.
The Commission's role is to effectively address and present the concerns of lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of Seattle to the Mayor, City Council, and all City Departments.
The Commission recommends legislation, policy, programs and budget items to the mayor, city council and city departments.
Purpose of the Seattle LGBT Commission - (Article I from LGBT Commission Bylaws)
Provide information to the Mayor, City Council, and other City departments, offices, commissions and boards concerning issues of importance to lesbians, gays and other sexual minorities;
Ensure that City departments address fairly the concerns of lesbians, gays and other sexual minorities individually and as a protected class under City ordinance and other applicable laws;
As appropriate, recommend policies to all departments and offices of the City in matters affecting gay, lesbian, and sexual minority concerns, and recommend legislation for the implementation of such policies;
Encourage understanding between the lesbian, gay and sexual minority communities and the larger Seattle community through long-range projects.