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The Mayor’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council members will be tasked with acting as a conduit to meet the needs of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ constituents. The Council will be made up of a diverse group of community members who either currently reside, work, or own a business in the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of the Council will be to increase inclusivity and progress within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Members will be expected to create both short-term and long-term agendas that will help the City of Pittsburgh provide better service to its residents that identify as members of this community — especially in areas that are most vulnerable.


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This is a voluntary position. Council members will report to the Mayor and City Council. Members will be expected to provide annual progress reports, give recommendations for internal and legislative policy, and work to identify and secure funding to support LGBTQIA+ community initiatives. Members will also work to develop outreach and advocacy programming efforts to make our city a more inclusive environment for people of color and those identifying as transgender.

If you are someone with a passion to help to improve the lives of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ community, you will need to apply online here. (Those without internet service can go to a participating organization to access the website — see the map here for a list of those groups.)

To find out more about the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council, please visit the website here. You can also sign up there to receive email updates on LGBTQIA events, volunteer opportunities, and news.


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