About Us

The Seattle Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender communities, recommends policies and legislation, brings the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensures that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender (LGBTQ) communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle.

Mission

The Commission's role is to effectively address and present the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, 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

  • Provide information to the Mayor, City Council, and other City departments, offices, commissions and boards concerning issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities;
  • Ensure that City departments address fairly the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community concerns, and recommend legislation for the implementation of such policies;
  • Encourage understanding between the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and the larger Seattle community through long-range projects.

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