City supports transgender equity
The City Council approved a resolution supporting efforts to further transgender equity in Minneapolis. This includes supporting efforts in other cities, as well as at the state level and nationally.
For more than 20 years, the City and the State have explicitly protected the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming residents to be free from discrimination based on gender identity. In 1975, Minneapolis became the first city in the country to pass an ordinance preventing discrimination. Despite this, disparities still exist in virtually all areas including employment, health care, safety, housing and access to public spaces.
In 2014, the City of Minneapolis Transgender Issues Work Group was established to look at transgender disparities, engage the broader community and make policy recommendations for the City to improve the lives of transgender residents. It is now managed by the City Coordinator’s Office.
Minneapolis now joins cities including Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Miami; New York; San Francisco and Seattle in support of transgender equity.
Published May 31, 2016