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Transgender Equity

Here you will find information about the Transgender Equity Council, Trans Equity Summit, and Transgender Issues Work Group. If you feel you’ve been discriminated against based on your gender identity, please contact the City of Minneapolis Civil Rights department Complaint Investigations Division.

Transgender Equity Council

On February 10, 2017 the City Council approved Resolution 2017R-061 (PDF), 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 and gender-nonconforming community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.

Meeting Agendas
July 26 agenda (PDF)

Trans* Equity Summit

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.

Trans Equity Summit 2016 audience at opening session
Trans* Equity Summit 2016 opening session

Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2016
Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2015
Trans* Equity Summit Agenda, 2014

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
  • OutFront Minnesota 

Additional information: Transgender Community Focus Group Notes, April 2014

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Last updated Aug 4, 2017



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