The Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Coalition

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. Read more about the History of the Coalition. See all of the 320 coalition members from 48 states and the District of Columbia who have joined the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition. 


Coalition Co-Chairs
Mayor Muriel Bowser District of Columbia
Mayor Jenny Durkan Seattle, WA
Mayor Sly James Kansas City, MO
Mayor Jim Kenney Philadelphia, PA

Coalition Members

Alabama

  • William Bell (Former Mayor)
    Birmingham

Alaska

  • Ethan Berkowitz
    Anchorage

Arizona

  • Greg Stanton (Former Mayor)
    Phoenix
  • Mark Mitchell
    Tempe
  • Jonathan Rothschild
    Tucson

Arkansas

  • Lioneld Jordan
    Fayetteville
  • Mark Stodola
    Little Rock

California

  • Trish Spencer
    Alameda
  • Jesse Arreguin
    Berkeley
  • John Mirisch (Former Mayor)
    Beverly Hills
  • Sam Pedroza (Former Mayor)
    Claremont
  • Larry Schroeder
    Claremont
  • Savita Vaidhyanathan (Former Mayor)
    Cupertino
  • Darcy Paul
    Cupertino
  • Glenn Sylvester (Former Mayor)
    Daly City
  • Juslyn Manalo
    Daly City
  • Robb Davis (Former Mayor)
    Davis
  • David Haubert
    Dublin
  • John Bauters
    Emeryville
  • Lily Mei
    Fremont
  • Paula Devine (Former Mayor)
    Glendale
  • Barbara Halliday
    Hayward
  • Robert Garcia
    Long Beach
  • Eric Garcetti
    Los Angeles
  • Steve Tate
    Morgan Hill
  • Ken Rosenberg (Former Mayor)
    Mountain View
  • Lenny Seigel
    Mountain View
  • Jill Techel
    Napa
  • Alan Nagy
    Newark
  • Libby Schaaf
    Oakland
  • Robert Moon
    Palm Springs
  • Donald Terry (Former Mayor)
    Rancho Cordova
  • Jake Mackenzie (Former Mayor)
    Rohnert Park
  • Darrell Steinberg
    Sacramento
  • Ed Lee (Former Mayor)
    San Francisco
  • Chin Ho Liao (Former Mayor)
    San Gabriel
  • Sam Liccardo
    San Jose
  • Pauline Cutter
    San Leandro
  • Helene Schneider (Former Mayor)
    Santa Barbara
  • Cathy Murillo
    Santa Barbara
  • Lisa Gillmor
    Santa Clara
  • David Terrazas
    Santa Cruz
  • Glenn Hendricks
    Sunnyvale
  • Claudia Bill-de la Pena (Former Mayor)
    Thousand Oaks
  • Patrick Furey
    Torrance
  • Gary Soiseth
    Turlock
  • Carol Dutra-Vernaci
    Union City
  • John Heilman (Former Mayor)
    West Hollywood
  • Lauren Meister (Former Mayor)
    West Hollywood
  • Chris Cabaldon
    West Sacramento
  • Angel Barajas
    Woodland
  • John Duran
    West Hollywood

Colorado

  • Suzanne Jones
    Boulder
  • Michael Hancock
    Denver
  • Tara Schoedinger (Former Mayor)
    Jamestown
  • Christine Berg
    Lafayette
  • Dennis Coombs (Former Mayor)
    Longmont
  • Connie Sullivan
    Lyons
  • Kristopher Larsen
    Nederland

Connecticut

  • Scott Kaupin (Former Mayor)
    Enfield
  • Michael Tetreau
    Fairfield
  • Luke Bronin
    Hartford
  • Michael Passero
    New London
  • Harry Rilling
    Norwalk
  • David Martin
    Stamford
  • Michael Ludwick
    Enfield

Delaware

  • Michael Purzycki
    Wilmington

District of Columbia

  • Muriel Bowser

Florida

  • Mikkie Belvedere (Former Mayor)
    Coconut Creek
  • Jim Cason (Former Mayor)
    Coral Gables
  • Julie Ward Bujalski
    Dunedin
  • Lauren Poe
    Gainesville
  • Sam Henderson
    Gulfport
  • Craig Cates
    Key West
  • Pam Triolo
    Lake Worth
  • Connie Leon-Kreps
    North Bay Village
  • John Adornato (Former Mayor)
    Oakland Park
  • Tim Lonergan
    Oakland Park
  • Buddy Dyer
    Orlando
  • Rick Kriseman
    St. Petersburg
  • Mike Ryan
    Sunrise
  • Andrew Gillum
    Tallahassee
  • Harry Dressler
    Tamarac
  • Bob Buckhorn
    Tampa
  • Jeri Muoio
    West Palm Beach
  • Gary Resnick
    Wilton Manors
  • Dan Gelber
    Miami Beach
  • Dean Trantalis
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Peggy Bell
    Cutler Bay
  • Carlos A. Gimenez
    Miami-Dade

Georgia

  • Kasim Reed (Former Mayor)
    Atlanta
  • Ted Terry
    Clarkston
  • Patti Garrett
    Decatur
  • Jannquell Peters (Former Mayor)
    East Point
  • Melanie Hammet
    Pine Lake
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms
    Atlanta
  • Donna Pittman
    Doraville

Hawaii

  • Kirk Caldwell
    Honolulu
  • Harry Kim
    Hilo (Hawaii County)

Idaho

  • Dave Bieter
    Boise
  • Nina Jonas (Former Mayor)
    Ketchum
  • Neil Bradshaw
    Ketchum
  • Hyrum Johnson
    Driggs

Illinois

  • Tari Renner
    Bloomington
  • Deborah Frank Feinen
    Champaign
  • Rahm Emanuel
    Chicago
  • John Rey (Former Mayor)
    DeKalb
  • Riley H. Rogers
    Dolton
  • Elizabeth Tisdahl (Former Mayor)
    Evanston
  • Stephen Hagerty
    Evanston
  • Nancy Rotering
    Highland Park
  • Bill McLeod
    Hoffman Estates
  • Chris Koos
    Normal
  • Dale Berman
    North Aurora
  • Thomas McNamara
    Rockford

Indiana

  • Joseph Hogsett
    Indianapolis
  • Pete Buttigieg
    South Bend
  • John Dennis
    West Lafayette

Iowa

  • Ann Campbell (Former Mayor)
    Ames
  • Matt Walsh
    Council Bluffs
  • Frank Klipsch
    Davenport
  • Roy Buol
    Dubuque
  • Jim Throgmorton
    Iowa City

Kansas

  • Larry Wolgast (Former Mayor)
    Topeka
  • Mike Kelly
    Roeland Park

Kentucky

  • Joseph Meyer
    Covington
  • Jim Gray
    Lexington
  • Greg Fischer
    Louisville
  • Grayson Vandergrift
    Midway

Louisiana

  • Mitch Landrieu (Former Mayor)
    New Orleans

Maine

  • Jonathan LaBonte (Former Mayor)
    Auburn
  • Joseph Baldacci (Former Mayor)
    Bangor
  • Samantha Paradis
    Belfast
  • Ethan Strimling
    Portland

Maryland

  • Catherine Pugh
    Baltimore
  • Rocio Treminio-Lopez
    Brentwood
  • Patrick Wojahn
    College Park
  • Emmett Jordan
    Greenbelt
  • Candace Hollingsworth
    Hyattsville
  • Craig Moe
    Laurel
  • Bridget Donnell Newton
    Rockville
  • Jacob Day
    Salisbury
  • Jeffrey Slavin
    Somerset

Massachusetts

  • Kevin Dumas (Former Mayor)
    Attleboro
  • Paul Heroux
    Attleboro
  • Marty Walsh
    Boston
  • Alex Morse
    Holyoke
  • Robert Dolan
    Melrose
  • Jon Mitchell
    New Bedford
  • Setti Warren (Former Mayor)
    Newton
  • Ruthanne Fuller
    Newton
  • David Narkewicz
    Northampton
  • Linda Tyer
    Pittsfield
  • Kimberly Driscoll
    Salem
  • Joseph Curtatone
    Somerville
  • Domenic Sarno
    Springfield
  • Joseph Petty
    Worcester
  • Marc McGovern
    Cambridge
  • Gail Infurma
    Melrose

Michigan

  • Christopher Taylor
    Ann Arbor
  • Kathleen Newsham
    Bay City
  • Kenneth Fletcher
    Delta Charter Township
  • Mike Duggan
    Detroit
  • Mark Meadows
    East Lansing
  • David Coulter
    Ferndale
  • Rosalynn Bliss
    Grand Rapids
  • Hubert Yopp
    Highland Park
  • Derek Dobies
    Jackson
  • Bobby Hopewell
    Kalamazoo
  • Ronald Styka
    Okemos
  • Kurt Metzger
    Pleasant Ridge
  • Michael Fournier
    Royal Oak
  • Kenson Siver
    Southfield
  • Michael Taylor
    Sterling Heights
  • Jim Carruthers
    Traverse City
  • Amanda Edmonds
    Ypsilanti
  • Ken Trester
    Saugatuck
  • Linda Anderson
    Douglas
  • Patricia Randall
    Portage

Minnesota

  • Emily Larson
    Duluth
  • Betsy Hodges (Former Mayor)
    Minneapolis
  • Jacob Frey
    Minneapolis
  • Ardell Brede
    Rochester
  • Chris Coleman (Former Mayor)
    St. Paul

Mississippi

  • Johnny DuPree (Former Mayor)
    Hattiesburg

Missouri

  • Eileen Weir
    Independence
  • Sly James
    Kansas City
  • Francis Slay (Former Mayor)
    St. Louis
  • Lyda Krewson
    St. Louis
  • Shelley Welsch (Former Mayor)
    University City

Montana

  • Carson Taylor (Former Mayor)
    Bozeman
  • Cynthia Andrus
    Bozeman
  • John Engen
    Missoula
  • John Muhlfeld
    Whitefish

Nebraska

Nevada

  • Carolyn Goodman
    Las Vegas
  • Hillary Schieve
    Reno

New Hampshire

  • Jim Donchess
    Nashua
  • Joyce Craig
    Manchester
  • Jack Blalock
    Portsmouth

New Jersey

  • John Moor
    Asbury Park
  • Phillip Kramer
    Franklin
  • Steven Fulop
    Jersey City
  • Alberto Santos
    Kearny
  • Victor De Luca
    Maplewood
  • Adrian Mapp
    Plainfield
  • Pasquale Menna
    Red Bank

New Mexico

  • Ken Miyagishima
    Las Cruces
  • Javier Gonzales (Former Mayor)
    Santa Fe
  • Alan Webber
    Santa Fe
  • Javier Perea
    Sunland Park

New York

  • Kathy Sheehan
    Albany
  • William Moehle
    Brighton
  • Byron Brown
    Buffalo
  • Jeff Katz (Former Mayor)
    Cooperstown
  • Ellen Tillapaugh
    Cooperstown
  • Frederick Ricci
    East Rochester
  • Brian Smith
    Irvington
  • Svante Myrick
    Ithaca
  • Noam Bramson
    New Rochelle
  • Bill de Blasio
    New York
  • Jen Laird White (Former Mayor)
    Nyack
  • Donald Hammond
    Nyack
  • Lovely Warren
    Rochester
  • Jeffrey Schwartzberg (Former Mayor)
    Roslyn Estates
  • Stephanie Miner (Former Mayor)
    Syracuse
  • Ben Walsh
    Syracuse
  • Thomas Roach
    White Plains
  • Mike Spano
    Yonkers

North Carolina

  • Esther Manheimer
    Asheville
  • Ian Baltutis
    Burlington
  • Lydia Lavelle
    Carrboro
  • Pam Hemminger
    Chapel Hill
  • Jennifer Roberts (Former Mayor)
    Charlotte
  • William Bell (Former Mayor)
    Durham
  • Steve Schewel
    Durham
  • Nancy Vaughan
    Greensboro
  • Cindy Perry
    Pittsboro
  • Nancy McFarlane
    Raleigh

North Dakota

  • Karyn Hippen
    Thompson
  • Meryl Hansey (Former Mayor)
    Wahpeton

Ohio

  • Daniel Horrigan
    Akron
  • John Cranley
    Cincinnati
  • Andrew Ginther
    Columbus
  • Nan Whaley
    Dayton
  • Carolyn Kay Riggle
    Delaware
  • Ron Hirth
    Golf Manor
  • Chase Ritenauer
    Lorain
  • Mark Fitzgerald (Former Mayor)
    Loveland
  • Paula Hicks-Hudson (Former Mayor)
    Toledo
  • Wade Kapszukiewicz
    Toledo
  • John McNally (Former Mayor)
    Youngstown

Oklahoma

Oregon

  • Biff Traber
    Corvallis
  • Lucy Vinis
    Eugene
  • Charlie Hales (Former Mayor)
    Portland
  • Ted Wheeler
    Portland

Pennsylvania

  • Ed Pawlowski
    Allentown
  • Jeanne Sorg
    Ambler
  • Robert Donchez
    Bethlehem
  • Ron Strouse
    Doylestown
  • Sal Panto Jr.
    Easton
  • Laurence Keller
    New Hope
  • Nicholas DeSantis (Former Mayor)
    New Stanton
  • Jim Kenney
    Philadelphia
  • Bill Peduto
    Pittsburgh
  • Elizabeth Goreham (Former Mayor)
    State College
  • Don Hahn
    State College
  • Tim Kearney
    Swarthmore

Rhode Island

  • James Diossa
    Central Falls
  • Donald Grebien
    Pawtucket
  • Jorge Elorza
    Providence

South Carolina

  • John Tecklenburg
    Charleston
  • Steve Benjamin
    Columbia

South Dakota

  • Keith Corbett
    Brookings
  • Mike Huether (Former Mayor)
    Sioux Falls

Tennessee

  • Madeline Rogero
    Knoxville

Texas

  • Steve Adler
    Austin
  • Mike Rawlings
    Dallas
  • Curtistene McCowan
    DeSoto
  • Sylvester Turner
    Houston
  • Jess Herbst (Former Mayor)
    New Hope
  • Ron Nirenberg
    San Antonio

Utah

  • Jackie Biskupski
    Salt Lake City

Vermont

  • Miro Weinberger
    Burlington
  • John Hollar (Former Mayor)
    Montpelier
  • Anne Watson
    Montpelier

Virginia

  • Allison Silberberg
    Alexandria
  • Ron Rordam (Former Mayor)
    Blacksburg
  • Donnie Tuck
    Hampton
  • McKinley Price
    Newport News
  • John Rowe
    Portsmouth
  • Levar Stoney
    Richmond
  • Linda Johnson
    Suffolk
  • William Sessoms
    Virginia Beach
  • Leslie Hager-Smith
    Blacksburg

Washington

  • Linda Lehman
    Benton City
  • Ray Stephanson (Former Mayor)
    Everett
  • Cassie Franklin
    Everett
  • Suzette Cooke (Former Mayor)
    Kent
  • Amy Walen
    Kirkland
  • Jennifer Gregerson
    Mukilteo
  • Cheryl Selby
    Olympia
  • John Marchione
    Redmond
  • Denis Law
    Renton
  • Ed Murray (Former Mayor)
    Seattle
  • Jenny Durkan
    Seattle
  • Chris Roberts (Former Mayor)
    Shoreline
  • Will Hall
    Shoreline
  • Marilyn Strickland (Former Mayor)
    Tacoma
  • Victoria Woodards
    Tacoma
  • Tony Guzman (Former Mayor)
    Wapato
  • Andy Ryder
    Lacey

West Virginia

  • Steve Williams
    Huntington
  • John Manchester
    Lewisburg
  • Marti Shamberger (Former Mayor)
    Morgantown
  • William Kawecki
    Morgantown
  • David McCauley
    Buckhannon

Wisconsin

  • Sam Liebert (Former Mayor)
    Janesville
  • Paul Soglin
    Madison
  • Tom Barrett
    Milwaukee
  • John Dickert (Former Mayor)
    Racine
  • Cory Mason
    Racine
  • Mike Wiza
    Stevens Point

Wyoming

  • Pete Muldoon
    Jackson
  • Marion Orr
    Cheyenne