RECOGNIZING NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES' LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER LOCAL OFFICIALS CONSTITUENCY GROUP; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 7
(Extensions of Remarks - January 13, 2020)

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    RECOGNIZING NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES' LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, 
             TRANSGENDER LOCAL OFFICIALS CONSTITUENCY GROUP

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                        HON. THEODORE E. DEUTCH

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 13, 2020

  Mr. DEUTCH. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the National League 
of Cities' (NLC's) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials 
(LGBTLO) constituency group for their continuing service furthering the 
rights of the LGBTQ community. The LGBTLO constituency group advocates 
for the inclusion and full participation of LGBTQ municipal officials, 
and supporters, in the National League of Cities.
  Established in December 1993 by a group of municipal officials 
attending the Congress of Cities in Orlando, Florida, LGBTLO became a 
constituency group of NLC under the leadership of Councilmember Sherry 
Harris from Seattle, Washington. The members of NLC LGBTLO work to 
encourage equality, inclusiveness and non-discrimination, and have 
focused on several issues including: the Census, the HIV/ AIDS 
pandemic, both as a public health and a health care funding issue; 
domestic partnership policies and legislation; and discrimination on 
the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  I ask that my colleagues join me today in congratulating the current 
LGBTLO leadership: Vice Mayor Tom Green (Wilton Manors, FL), Mayor 
Jeffrey Slavin (Somerset, MD), Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr. (San 
Leandro, CA), Commissioner Andy Amoroso (Lake Worth, FL), Councilmember 
Chris Clark (Mountain View, CA), Commissioner Tim Lonergan (Oakland 
Park, FL, Councilmember Ty Stober (Vancouver, WA) and Councilmember 
Nancy VanReece (Nashville, TN) for their hard work and dedication to 
promoting equality for all and ensuring the voice of the LGBTQ 
community is included in municipal discussions.

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