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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. Online form.

Next Transgender Equity Council meeting: October 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 319, Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 4th Street. Please note: The doors to City Hall are locked at 6 p.m., use the 4th Street entrance to enter the building after 6 p.m. (use the red intercom button at the entrance on 4th Street to be let into the building).

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the 4th annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit a success! If you would like to help us improve this event, please be sure to complete the Trans* Equity Summit evaluation by October 20, 2017. If you need more time to complete the evaluation contact Jenny at jenny.chayabutr@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2509.

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, 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.

Upcoming 2017 meetings:

  • October 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 319, Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 4th Street. Please note: The doors to City Hall are locked at 6 p.m., use 4th Street entrance to enter the building after 6 p.m. (use the red intercom button at the entrance on 4th Street to be let into the building).
  • November 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined.
  • December 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined.

2017 Meeting Agendas
October 26 agenda (PDF)
August 24 agenda (PDF)
July 26 agenda (PDF)

2017 Meeting Minutes
July 26 minutes (PDF)
 

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.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 4th annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit. If you would like to help us improve this event, please be sure to complete the Trans* Equity Summit evaluation.

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) 
Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2016 (PDF)
Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2015 (PDF)
Trans* Equity Summit Agenda, 2014 (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
  • OutFront Minnesota 

Additional information: Transgender Community Focus Group Notes, April 2014

Resource Hub

Related links for more information:

Lambda Legal
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
National Center for Transgender Equality
OutFront Minnesota

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. Online form.

 

Last updated Oct 18, 2017

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