A Saint Louis that Protects our LGBT+ Community
With LGBT+ communities under attack in state legislatures across the country, including Missouri, the city needs a mayor who will establish Saint Louis as a safe haven for our LGBT+ community. This community is an asset to the city, and should be treated as such. As mayor, I will support and work to enact policies that honor the rich history of our LGBT+ community and affords them the protections they need to live out their lives happily and safely.
As mayor, I will:
Make paid family leave available to all city employees.
Fight state policies that threaten LGBTQ+ rights and be a vocal advocate for the passage of the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA).
Destigmatize and decriminalize sex work.
Partner with LGBT+ advocacy groups and local pro-choice organizations to increase accessibility to abortion, reproductive services, and other healthcare for everyone who needs them.
Violence against the transgender community in our city must end. Black and brown trans women have been most affected, and unfortunately, many have lost their lives.
Work with the Board of Aldermen to establish a LGBT+ commission, like the one recently established in Kansas City, to advise the Board on ways to increase safety and inclusivity in Saint Louis.
Be a vocal ally and advocate and solicit community input to make sure that the Mayor’s office is receptive to the needs of the LGBT+ community.
Work with city departments to avoid misgendering and deadnaming in record collection.