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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 meeting of the Transgender Equity Council: January 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NACDI - Native American Community Development Institute, 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404 

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.

2018 meeting schedule:

The regular meeting of the Transgender Equity Council will be on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location may vary.

  • January 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NACDI - Native American Community Development Institute, 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404 
  • February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • August 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • September 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • October 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • November 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined
  • December 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location to be determined

2017 Meeting Agendas
December 7 agenda (PDF)
November 16 agenda (PDF)
October 26 agenda (PDF)
August 24 agenda (PDF)
July 26 agenda (PDF)

2017 Meeting Minutes
November 16 minutes (PDF)
October 26 minutes (PDF)
September 28 meeting canceled
August 24 minutes (PDF)
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.

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 Dec 8, 2017

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