City of Pittsburgh creates commission to help LGBTQIA+ community

City of Pittsburgh creates commission to help LGBTQIA+ community

PITTSBURGH — The city of Pittsburgh created a commission to help the LGBTQIA+ community Tuesday morning, with the idea of protecting and preserving LGBTQIA+ rights.

The goal is to build a commission to advise city government on plans and policy recommendations to address challenges that the LGBTQIA+ community regularly face.

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“It’s absolutely a step in the right direction. The mayor’s office as a whole recognizes the need to really include LGBTQ issues when talking about any sorts of diversity, representation or other similar types of issues,” said Sue Kerr, an advocate and blogger.

The commission was proposed by Mayor Bill Peduto.

According to the mayor’s office, the 11-member commission to make Pittsburgh a more welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ residents and visitors. The new committee would hold meetings, complete studies and consult with community members to improve overall practices in Pittsburgh.

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