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GSBA Hosts Statewide LGBTQ Advocacy Meeting

by Matt Landers, Public Policy & Communications Manager
| Nov 09, 2017

Statewide LGBTQ Advocacy MeetingGSBA hosted nearly 30 LGBTQ organizations and groups from Washington State and five members of our LGBTQ legislative caucus to discuss the upcoming 2018 legislative session. With the State Senate flipping control to the Democrats, the community anticipates a much more productive session in 2018, with hopes of passing longstanding priorities such as banning conversion therapy and passing the Uniform Parentage Act to better protect and support LGBTQ families. Other topics discussed by the group included healthcare access for transgender people, supporting LGBTQ seniors and homeless youth, economic development, aligning statewide standards with the End AIDS Washington goals, and fighting back any further attempts to roll back or weaken Washington’s anti-discrimination laws.

We are proud to have a strong network of LGBTQ advocacy organizations, individuals, and allies in all corners of the Evergreen State. Thank you to our LGBTQ legislative caucus members: Rep. Beth Doglio, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, Rep. Christine Kilduff, Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Nicole Macri, Rep. Joan McBride, and Sen. Jamie Pedersen.