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Kansas City's First LGBTQ Commissioners Already Working For Change

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The logo of the L G B T Q Commission of Kansas City, Missouri. A purple circle outlined in white. Arching across the top are 11 stars, each a different color, then a circle outlined in white inside the purple circle containing the linked K and C of Kansas City.  Beneath that inner circle arching along the bottom are the letters L G B T Q in white followed by the word commission in black.
City of Kansas City, Missouri
The LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City, Missouri held its first meeting on April 28, 2021. This body is the first of its kind for the city and for the state of Missouri.

Members of the new commission were sworn in last month and will work with the mayor and the city council on issues affecting the LGBTQ community.

Despite having to create bylaws and learning the ropes of municipal government, the city's newest commissioners already know policies they want to look at. Among those are "safe places" within the city and gender neutral restrooms in all government buildings.

  • Justin Short, Kansas City LGBTQ Commissioner
  • Moon Glasgow-Brown, Kansas City LGBTQ Commission Chair
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