Across the country member of the LGBTQIA+ community experience discrimination, have their basic rights violated, and face healthcare disparities. It is important that these communities are empowered and have more representation and to advocate for the resources they need.
St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones established an LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board council to help increase the community’s representation and empower their voice. The council will provide resources and attention to issues directly related to and affecting LGBTQUIA+ communities, as well as policy work aimed to target discrimination and transgender advocacy. The Advisory Board will also develop reports on the disparities and make recommendations for the city to take action to implement the solutions they identify.