The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition

Mayors Against LGBTQ 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 334 coalition members from 48 states and the District of Columbia who have joined the Mayors Against LGBTQ 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
Mayor London Breed San Francisco, CA

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 (Former Mayor) Claremont
  • Thomas Small Culver City
  • Savita Vaidhyanathan (Former Mayor) Cupertino
  • Darcy Paul Cupertino
  • Glenn Sylvester (Former Mayor) Daly City
  • Juslyn Manalo (Former Mayor) Daly City
  • Brett Lee  Davis
  • Robb Davis (Former Mayor) Davis
  • David Haubert Dublin
  • John Bauters (Former Mayor) Emeryville
  • Lily Mei Fremont
  • Paula Devine (Former Mayor) Glendale
  • Barbara Halliday Hayward
  • Robert Garcia Long Beach
  • Eric Garcetti Los Angeles
  • Steve Tate (Former Mayor) Morgan Hill
  • Ken Rosenberg (Former Mayor) Mountain View
  • Lenny Seigel (Former Mayor) 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
  • London Breed San Francisco
  • Sam Liccardo San Jose
  • Pauline Cutter San Leandro
  • Heidi Harmon San Luis Obispo
  • Helene Schneider (Former Mayor) Santa Barbara
  • Cathy Murillo Santa Barbara
  • Lisa Gillmor Santa Clara
  • David Terrazas (Former Mayor) Santa Cruz
  • Glenn Hendricks (Former Mayor) Sunnyvale
  • Claudia Bill-de la Pena (Former Mayor) Thousand Oaks
  • Patrick Furey Torrance
  • Gary Soiseth (Former Mayor) Turlock
  • Carol Dutra-Vernaci Union City
  • John Heilman (Former Mayor) West Hollywood
  • Lauren Meister (Former Mayor) West Hollywood
  • Chris Cabaldon West Sacramento
  • Angel Barajas (Former Mayor) 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

  • Tracy Truppman Biscayne Park</i
  • Mikkie Belvedere (Former Mayor) Coconut Creek
  • Jim Cason (Former Mayor) Coral Gables
  • Peggy Bell (Former Mayor) Cutler Bay
  • Julie Ward Bujalski Dunedin
  • Lauren Poe Gainesville
  • Sam Henderson Gulfport
  • Craig Cates Key West
  • Pam Triolo Lake Worth
  • Connie Leon-Kreps (Former Mayor) 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 (Former Mayor) Tallahassee
  • John Dailey Tallahassee
  • Harry Dressler (Former Mayor) Tamarac
  • Bob Buckhorn Tampa
  • Jeri Muoio West Palm Beach
  • Gary Resnick (Former Mayor) Wilton Manors
  • Justin Flippen 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
  • Linda Gorton Lexington
  • Jim Gray (Former Mayor) Lexington
  • Greg Fischer Louisville
  • Grayson Vandegrift 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 (Former Mayor) Ypsilanti
  • Beth Bashert Ypsilanti
  • Ken Trester Saugatuck
  • Linda Anderson Douglas
  • Patricia Randall Portage

Minnesota

  • Emily Larson Duluth
  • Betsy Hodges (Former Mayor) Minneapolis
  • Jacob Frey Minneapolis
  • Ardell Brede (Former Mayor) Rochester
  • Kim Norton 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
  • Jeremy Gordon Falls City
  • 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 (Former Mayor) Alexandria
  • Ron Rordam (Former Mayor) Blacksburg
  • Donnie Tuck Hampton
  • McKinley Price Newport News
  • John Rowe Portsmouth
  • Levar Stoney Richmond
  • Linda Johnson Suffolk
  • William Sessoms (Former Mayor) 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