Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 15 announced the creation of a council that will advise city officials on transgender-specific issues.
The nine-member Transgender Advisory Council will advise Garcetti’s office, the Los Angeles City Council, city departments and other local officials on what a press release described as “projects and policies that address critical issues facing the trans community.” It identified them as economic development, public safety, accessibility and awareness.
The council will work under the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.
“Today, the city of Los Angeles sends a clear message to transgender Angelenos: Your voices matter and your experiences count,” said Garcetti in a statement. “The nine members of our Transgender Advisory Council will bring a new and important perspective to City Hall that will help empower trans Angelenos to lead stigma-free, productive, and meaningful lives.”
The press release says Los Angeles is the largest city in the country with a permanent council to specifically address trans issues.
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