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 the creation of 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 community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.
The board will be comprised of 15 appointed members and will meet monthly. Board members will be chosen through the City’s open appointment process. Click here for information about the board openings and application process. Applications are due March 9, 2017.
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 opening session
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.
Opportunities, workplace culture, discrimination, benefits.
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
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Police Department
Additional information: Transgender Community Focus Group Notes, April 2014
Last updated Feb 17, 2017