LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+) Advisory Board

The mission of the City of Miami’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board is to serve as a vehicle for systematic and periodic assessment and to advise the City of Miami commission for the betterment of quality life of all LGBTQ+ residents and visitors to the City of Miami with mindful care for providing a voice and platform for underrepresented individuals and communities.

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The LGBTQ Advisory Board was voted on and created through an Ordinance by the City of Miami Mayor and Commissioners on February 13, 2020. The full Ordinance is available here.   The LGBTQ+ Advisory Board currently:

·       Serves as a vehicle for systematic and periodic assessment of the quality of life of LGBTQ residents and visitors to the City

·       Fosters mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect for the LGBTQ community in the City

·       Cooperates in the development of educational programs dedicated to the improvement of the lives of LGBTQ residents and visitors by eliciting support from public and private entities engaged in the inculcation of ideals of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding for the LGBTQ community

·       Makes recommendations to the City Commission with respect to all issues affecting or relating to the LGBTQ community

·       Recommends solutions to the social, economic, cultural and political problems in the LGBTQ community, as well as to serve as liaison between the LGBTQ community and the City community at large

·       Encourages and attracts LGBTQ businesses to the City, to assist LGBTQ businesses located in the City, and promotes economic development, especially job creation in the City

·       Promotes positive images and concepts of the LGBTQ community as well as promote their many contributions to our society

·       Conducts studies through fact-finding and analysis of problems encountered by the LGBTQ community

·       Examines and recommends revisions in Miami policies and procedures having potentially negative consequences for LGBTQ individuals

·       Serves as a forum to which individuals and groups can express concerns related to issues of homophobia and transphobia

·       Strengthens ties with the larger Miami community

·       Conducts outreach to other entities and the community, including but not limited to the City's LGBTQ community

·       Performs other duties as may from time to time be assigned to it by the City Commission

Members:

Nicole Alvarez (Mayor)

Vacancy (D1)

Abigael Mahony (D2)

Orlando Gonzales (D3)

Vacancy (D4)

Officer Vanessa Gonzalez (D5)

Damian Pardo (At-Large)

Assigned Attorney: Pablo Velez, Phone: (305) 416-1882, Email: PVelez@miamigov.com

To access the Calendar, please click the link below.  Under Group, choose "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Advisory Board. 

http://miamifl.iqm2.com/Citizens/calendar.aspx

 

The board meets every Second Tuesday of the month at:

Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133

Tuesday, April 12, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 3:00pm – 5:00pm