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Transgender equity

Here you will find information about the Transgender Equity Council, Trans Equity Summit, and Transgender Issues Work Group.
The next Transgender Equity Council meeting will be July 17th, 2019 5:00 p.m. at Minneapolis City Hall RM 333, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against based on your gender identity, please contact the City of Minneapolis Complaint Investigations Division or file a discrimination complaint

6th Annual Trans Equity Summit

The 6th annual Trans Equity Summit will be held on September 26, 2019. This is an all day event. If you would like to host a workshop for the Trans Equity Summit, please fill out the form below:

Transgender Equity Council

On February 10, 2017 the City Council approved Resolution 2017R-061, establishing the Transgender Equity Council. The council will serve as an advisory board to the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on matters of importance to the transgender, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.

2019 meeting schedule

The regular meeting of the Transgender Equity Council will be on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Location may vary.

2018 meeting minutes

2017 meeting minutes

Trans Equity Summit photos

The Minneapolis Transgender Issues Work Group has hosted the annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit since 2014 to support and continue to raise awareness of the social, legal, health, employment, and other issues critical for the transgender community. The 5th Annual Trans Equity Summit will take place on Thursday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hennepin Theater Trust, 900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. For more information and to register for the event, please visit

Photographs of the 4th annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC:
17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2017 (PDF)

Transgender Issues Work Group

The City of Minneapolis’ Transgender Issues Work Group was established in March 2014 to look at issues facing the Transgender community. The group’s goal is to examine issues, engage the broader community, and make policy recommendations for City government that will affect the lives of Transgender residents of Minneapolis. The work group includes participants from City departments, City Council offices, the Mayor’s office, and the community. The group is taking a systematic approach to examine issues and develop policy recommendations that could be adopted by the City. Some of the areas of focus may include: 

  • Criminal justice system reform
    Homelessness, reporting, policies, interactions with police.
  • Employment
    Opportunities, workplace culture, discrimination, benefits.
  • Health
    Access, information, care, options.
  • Civic participation
    Voting, neighborhood groups, boards & commissions, public activities. 
  • Public spaces
    Transportation, bathrooms, parks. 

Transgender Issues Work Group participants include representatives from: 

  • Mayor’s office
  • City Council Offices
  • City Departments:
    • City Attorney’s Office
    • City Coordinator
    • Civil Rights
    • Community Planning and Economic Development
    • Health
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Police Department
  • Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
  • Justus Health



Last updated Aug 2, 2019



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