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In 2019, King county Executive Dow Constantine convened the Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Inclusion Task Force. This diverse group of community partners will work over the next year to develop a recommended countywide county-wide gender identity and sexual orientation inclusion strategy and accompanying report with recommendations to implement the use of an additional gender designation or designations in all appropriate administrative processes in use by county departments. The Task Force will engage county staff, community leaders, and members of the public as it develops recommendations on how King County government can be more accessible and inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations.

The 21-member Task Force is made up of advocates, experts, and community leaders who are deeply engaged in the work of serving the LGBTQ+ communities of King County, as well as members from King County government. Membership includes representatives from:

  • King County Council
  • King County Executive’s office
  • King County Department of Human Resources
  • Ingersoll Gender Center
  • Gender Justice League
  • People of Color Against AIDS Network
  • Entre Hermanos
  • U.T.O.P.I.A.
  • Seattle Counseling Service
  • Gay City
  • Greater Seattle Business Association
  • SURGE Reproductive Justice
  • ACLU
  • Generations Aging with Pride
  • Seattle Indian Health Board
  • Na'ah Illahee Fund
  • Legal Voice
  • Pride Foundation

Staff contact

Lily Clifton, lclifton@kingcounty.gov and Michael Padilla, mpadillaocampo@kingcounty.gov

Background

Read Motion 15162 (PDF), which created the Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Inclusion Task Force.
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Dow Constantine
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