The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition held a briefing today at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, celebrating the accomplishments made toward protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public spaces.
In addition to a briefing on past and future developments, San Francisco Mayor London Breed was announced as a new co-chair of the coalition.
The coalition boasts over 300 members from 48 states and Puerto Rico. To date, hundreds of cities have passed their own versions of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. The coalition is hopeful that federal legislation will be introduced this year that would implement these protections nationwide.