In Tumblr IssueTime Event, Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Answer Questions on LGBT Equality Posted on April 12, 2017

This week five representatives from Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a coalition of nearly 250 mayors from nearly every state in the country, participated in a special virtual event hosted by Tumblr. The event, an “IssueTime” virtual roundtable, saw mayors answering questions about LGBT equality and the push for LGBT non-discrimination protections.

Thank you to the following five mayors who participated. The mayors hail from states with and without LGBT non-discrimination protections, representing small towns and big cities and a wide range of backgrounds:

  • Mayor Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, CA and founder of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination
  • Mayor Jess Herbst, Mayor of New Hope, TX and the first openly transgender official in Texas
  • Mayor John Dennis, Republican Mayor of West Lafayette, IN
  • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, RI
  • Mayor William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA

Click here to see the entire IssueTime event – or see some favorite questions below.

On How Straight Allies Can Take a Stand

https://action.tumblr.com/post/159453005225/what-can-straight-allies-do-to-protect-lgbtq

On the Mayors’ Personal Journeys Toward LGBT Support

https://action.tumblr.com/post/159453043920/first-of-all-i-want-to-say-you-guys-are-awesome

On Supporting LGBT Equality in a Challenging Political Climate

https://action.tumblr.com/post/159453010775/with-a-president-and-vp-speaker-of-the-house

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination is a bipartisan coalition of municipal leaders dedicated to securing inclusive nondiscrimination protections for all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, at all levels of government. We recognize the special role mayors play in protecting the rights and safety of residents and in advancing policies that move our communities and our country forward. Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination is a program of Freedom for All Americans, the bipartisan campaign to win comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination protections nationwide.