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Jan. 11, 2021

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Versión en español a continuación. LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting January 11, 2021 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held January 11, 2021, with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (January 10, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 11, 2021, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon January 10, 2021. The following information is required: speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission la January 11, 2021 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (January 10, 2021, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en (512) 974-2154, neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo electrónico (opcional) y un número de teléfono (debe ser el número que se utilizará para …

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Dec. 10, 2020

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LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Community Interest Announcement City of Austin LGBTQIA+ Town Hall December 10, 2020 5:30PM to 7:00PM https://healthmanagement.zoom.us/w/99806539648?tk=Reka1ZDH1PFOI0kbAhYYdDL2mHvyIe vghZTy7B3RE9g.DQIAAAAXPO7vgBYxUGx3c3RvY1RwT0R2QkVLQjFtTWRBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=K2xGMlp5MXgrOW5rV2tyQ0FNZy9HQT09 A quorum of Commission members may be present. No action will be taken, and no Commission business will occur.

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Dec. 8, 2020

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LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Community Interest Announcement City of Austin LGBTQIA+ Town Hall https://healthmanagement.zoom.us/w/99932709740?tk=T‐ pCdLFo0xFPfZhzYSGqxwrqio70IQoe8Kaixx2M7dQ.DQIAAAAXRHQjbBZ6bEVaOUcwT1FxYUlKakY yRkE4ckxRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=U3R3MXI0UCtDaURSd2o5Ym1KUDhU A quorum of Commission members may be present. No action will be taken, and no Commission December 8, 2020 5:30PM to 7:00PM Zz09 business will occur.

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Dec. 7, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission December 7, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held December 7, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (December 6, 2020, by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 7, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission la December 7, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (December 6, 2020, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo …

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Nov. 9, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission November 9, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held November 9, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 8, 2020, by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 9, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission la November 9, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (November 8, 2020, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo …

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Nov. 9, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission November 9, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held November 9, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 8, 2020, by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 9, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission la November 9, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (November 8, 2020, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de junta en 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo …

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Nov. 9, 2020

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Oct. 27, 2020

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LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Community Interest Announcement Austin LGBTQIA+ Research Advisory Meeting for the LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study October 27, 2020 5:30PM to 7:00PM business will occur. https://healthmanagement.zoom.us/j/96467316221?pwd=WEh6NW56YjFZbnkwYXdkbXZ3ai90UT09 A quorum of Commission members may be present. No action will be taken, and no Commission

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Oct. 12, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission October 12, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held October 12, 2020, with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (October 11, 2020, by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 12, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, October 11, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission October 12, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (October 11, 2020, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: junta en 512-974-2154, • neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. correo electrónico al enlace de Llame o envíe un la la los reunión se reunión aquí: residentes pueden ver • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado …

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Oct. 12, 2020

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LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201012-2C Date October 12, 2020 Beatrix Jackman, Eagle Scout Subject Recommendation to Council Join the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission in commending Beatrix Jackman on her becoming one of the first female Eagle Scouts. Rationale 1. Beatrix Jackman is a proud transgender girl, dedicated Scout, and committed advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. once she began her gender transition. 2. Beatrix was not permitted to continue as a Scout under the Boy Scouts of America 3. When the Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA and allowed girls to join beginning February 1, 2019, Beatrix was able to resume her passion for Scouting including the completion of her Eagle Scout project to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. 4. The Eagle Scout rank is recognized around the world and signifies the highest level of accomplishment for a Scout. 5. The process for becoming an Eagle Scout is arduous and requires the candidate to complete and/or demonstrate, before their 18th birthday: a. Active participation in the Scouts; b. Scout spirit; c. Merit badges; d. Position of responsibility; e. Service project; and f. Unit leader conference. 6. For her service project, Beatrix worked with PFLAG to make and distribute “self- soothing kits” for LGBTQIA+ youth. This included soliciting donations of supplies, coordinating a volunteer team to assemble the kits, and distributing them to organizations like Out Youth. It is necessary and appropriate for the members of the Austin City Council to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of young leaders like Beatrix. 7. Page 1 of 2 Sources 1. Scouts BSA 2. The Story of a Scout, The Shield, May 30, 2019 Vote Date of Approval: Motioned By: Seconded By: For: Against: Abstain: Absent: Attest: _____________________________________________ Kathryn Gonzales, Vice Chair Page 2 of 2

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Oct. 12, 2020

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Date LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201012-2B October 12, 2020 Intersex People’s Quality of Life in Austin, Texas Subject Recommendation to Council Take the initial affirmative step of recognizing the importance of, and prioritizing the quality of life of, the intersex community by: 1. Observing Intersex Awareness Day annually on October 26th. 2. Affirming and advocating for intersex people’s right to have control over their medical decisions, to be free from medically unnecessary surgeries and interventions, and to have access to psychological and peer support systems. 3. Appointing intersex people to City boards and commissions. 4. Amending Article 1 of the Bylaws of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Quality of Life Advisory Commission to read: “The name of the board is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Quality of Life Advisory Commission.” 5. Amending Article 2 of the Bylaws of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Quality of Life Advisory Commission to replace all uses of the acronym “LGBTQ” with the acronym “LGBTQI.” 6. Amending the last sentence of Article 3 Section F of the Bylaws of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Quality of Life Advisory Commission to replace the use of “his/her” with “their.” 7. Amending Article 8 Section A of the Bylaws of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Quality of Life Advisory Commission to read: “The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Quality of Life Advisory Commission will have no committees.” Rationale 1. The “I” in LGBTQI stands for “intersex.” Page 1 of 3 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Intersex is an umbrella term for differences in sex traits or reproductive anatomy. People are born with these differences or develop them in childhood. There are many possible differences in genitalia, hormones, internal anatomy, or chromosomes. Intersex traits are natural human variations, not disorders. Intersex people are not rare. One in two thousand babies (approximately 1.7% of the population) are born intersex, which equates to more than 16,000 people in the City of Austin. Infant intersex surgeries violate principles of informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-determination. Intersex people, like anyone, can have any gender and any sexual orientation. 7. While the intersex community has some things in common with LGBTQ communities, being intersex is not the same thing as being transgender or nonbinary, and it’s not a sexual orientation. A person can have intersex bodily differences and …

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20201012-2B: Intersex People's Quality of Life in Austin, Texas original pdf

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Date Rationale LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201012-2B October 12, 2020 Intersex People’s Quality of Life in Austin, Texas Subject Recommendation to Council Take the initial affirmative step of recognizing the importance of, and prioritizing the quality of life of, the intersex community by: 1. Observing Intersex Awareness Day annually on October 26th. 2. Affirming and advocating for intersex people’s right to have control over their medical decisions, to be free from medically unnecessary surgeries and interventions, and to have access to psychological and peer support systems. 3. Appointing intersex people to City boards and commissions. 1. The “I” in LGBTQI stands for “intersex.” 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Intersex is an umbrella term for differences in sex traits or reproductive anatomy. People are born with these differences or develop them in childhood. There are many possible differences in genitalia, hormones, internal anatomy, or chromosomes. Intersex traits are natural human variations, not disorders. Intersex people are not rare. One in two thousand babies (approximately 1.7% of the population) are born intersex, which equates to more than 16,000 people in the City of Austin. Infant intersex surgeries violate principles of informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-determination. Intersex people, like anyone, can have any gender and any sexual orientation. 7. While the intersex community has some things in common with LGBTQ communities, being intersex is not the same thing as being transgender or nonbinary, and it’s not a sexual orientation. A person can have intersex bodily differences and be transgender or nonbinary, but an intersex person isn’t automatically one of these things. Even though intersex is about physical anatomy, anatomy is not the same Page 1 of 3 8. thing as gender. Lots of intersex people do describe their gender as male or female. Intersex people face very similar issues to LGBTQ people. Some, but not all, intersex people are also LGBTQ. Intersex people are told they are “disordered,” just like LGBTQ people have been told for decades. Homophobia and transphobia are the reasons behind many of the problems intersex people face. It is critical that LGBTQ people work with intersex people to combat these systems of oppression and advocate for quality of life for everyone in the LGBTQI community. Sources 1. interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth 2. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality, 2000 3. QWELL Community Foundation Page 2 of 3 Vote Date of …

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20201012-2C: Beatrix Jackman, Eagle Scout original pdf

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LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20201012-2C Date October 12, 2020 Beatrix Jackman, Eagle Scout Subject Recommendation to Council Join the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission in commending Beatrix Jackman on her becoming one of the first female Eagle Scouts. Rationale 1. Beatrix Jackman is a proud transgender girl, dedicated Scout, and committed advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. once she began her gender transition. 2. Beatrix was not permitted to continue as a Scout under the Boy Scouts of America 3. When the Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA and allowed girls to join beginning February 1, 2019, Beatrix was able to resume her passion for Scouting including the completion of her Eagle Scout project to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. 4. The Eagle Scout rank is recognized around the world and signifies the highest level of accomplishment for a Scout. 5. The process for becoming an Eagle Scout is arduous and requires the candidate to complete and/or demonstrate, before their 18th birthday: a. Active participation in the Scouts; b. Scout spirit; c. Merit badges; d. Position of responsibility; e. Service project; and f. Unit leader conference. 6. For her service project, Beatrix worked with PFLAG to make and distribute “self- soothing kits” for LGBTQIA+ youth. This included soliciting donations of supplies, coordinating a volunteer team to assemble the kits, and distributing them to organizations like Out Youth. It is necessary and appropriate for the members of the Austin City Council to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of young leaders like Beatrix. 7. Page 1 of 2 2. The Story of a Scout, The Shield, May 30, 2019 Sources 1. Scouts BSA Vote Date of Approval: Motioned By: Commissioner Gonzales Seconded By: Commissioner Dowling For: 1. Curry 2. Daniels 3. Dowling 4. Gonzales 5. Hines 6. Martinez 7. Taylor 8. Wollerson Against: None Abstain: None Absent: 1. Baeza 2. Chavez 3. Curette 4. Doughty 5. Gonzalez 6. Gorczynski 7. Kirby Attest: _____________________________________________ Kathryn Gonzales, Vice Chair Page 2 of 2

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Oct. 12, 2020

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Sept. 14, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission September 14, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held September 14, 2020, with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (September 13 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 14, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, September 13, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission September 14, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (September 13, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: junta en 512-974-2154, • neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. correo electrónico al enlace de Llame o envíe un la la reunión se reunión aquí: residentes pueden ver • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo …

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LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES The LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission convened in a regular meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020, via videoconference, in Austin, Texas. Chair Victor Martinez called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m. Members in Attendance: Martinez, Baeza, Curry, Dowling, Gonzales, Hines, Kirby, Taylor, Wollerson Staff in Attendance: Staff Liaison Neal Falgoust PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: None. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – The minutes of August 8, 2020, were approved as submitted without objection. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Charles Robbins of Health Management Associates presented an update on the City’s LGBTQIA+ quality of life study. The company will partner with outside community organizations and is working on executing memorandums of understanding with 9 groups. b. Celine Rendon and Jen Cregar of the Office of Sustainability presented the City’s Community Climate Plan for 2020. Commissioner’s asked about the effect on the City’s budget and whether consideration has been given to autonomous vehicles. c. Brie Franco of the Intergovernmental Relations Office presented the City’s legislative agenda and the addressed legislative issues of interest to the LGBTQIA+ community. The office will work with the commission on developing a resolution in support of the agenda. ADJOURNMENT – Chair Martinez adjourned the meeting at 4:14 p.m. without objection.

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Sept. 9, 2020

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LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Community Interest Announcement Austin LGBTQIA+ Research Advisory Meeting for the LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study September 9, 2020 5:30PM to 7:00PM business will occur. https://healthmanagement.zoom.us/j/97074160603?pwd=K1piVU02WkhIUlBzMFdBM2UvTUpUZz09 A quorum of Commission members may be present. No action will be taken, and no Commission

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Aug. 10, 2020

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Regular Meeting of the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Monday, August 10, 2020 LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held August 10, 2020, with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (August 9, 2020, by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 10, 2020, LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2154 or neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov no later than noon, August 9, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to neal.falgoust@austintexas.gov by noon, August 9, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020, 3:00 P.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: District Commissioner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kannou (Kimberly) Curette Sandra Chavez Victor Martinez (Chair) Holly Kirby Ruben Baeza Terrance Hines Deirdre Doughty Saul Gonzalez District 9 10 Mayor At-Large At-Large At-Large At-Large Commissioner Nan Dowling Brandon Wollerson Christina Gorczynski Tarik Daniels Charles Curry Kathryn Gonzales (Vice Chair) Melissa Taylor AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 2. NEW BUSINESS 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 8, May 11, April 8, and March 9, 2020 a. Presentation by Joshua Robinson concerning an LGBTQ Quality of Life Study. (Sponsor: Equity Office; Strategic Outcome: Government That Works for All) b. Presentation by the Office of Sustainability concerning revisions to the 2020 Community Climate Plan. (Sponsor: Staff; Strategic Outcome: Health & Environment) c. Approve a recommendation concerning the use of gender pronouns by City of Austin employees. (Sponsor: Gonzales; Strategic Outcome: …

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20200810-2C: Recommendation Concerning Use of Gender Pronouns by City of Austin Employees and Prospective Employees original pdf

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Date Rationale LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200810-2C August 10, 2020 City of Austin Employees’ Use and Display of Gender Pronouns Subject Recommendation to Council Make it the official policy of the City of Austin that employees and prospective employees have the permission and option to use and display of their gender pronouns on: 1. Email signatures; 2. Nametags and nameplates; 3. Internal forms and records (corporate directories, human resources records, applicant tracking systems, etc.); 4. Business cards; 5. Video conferencing participant names; and 6. Human resources and payroll management platforms. 1. The City of Austin currently lacks an official policy regarding employees’ use and display of their gender pronouns on email signatures, nametags and nameplates, internal forms and records (corporate directories, human resources records, applicant tracking systems, etc.), business cards, video conferencing participant names, human resources and payroll management platforms, etc. 2. Due to the lack of an official policy, some City of Austin employees are prohibited from using and displaying their gender pronouns because it violates department-level policies regarding content and style of email signatures, nametags, business cards, etc. 3. Using department-level policies and style guides to justify the prohibition of the use and display of personal gender pronouns is highly suspect. 4. City of Austin employees may construe this prohibition as discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based upon their sex, gender, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. Page 1 of 4 5. The City of Austin prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against an employee or prospective employee based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. City of Austin Personnel Policies § I-A Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti- Discrimination 6. The City of Austin prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. City of Austin Code of Ordinances § 5-3-4 Unlawful Employment Practices 7. The State of Texas prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee based on sex. State of Texas Labor Code § 2-A-21.051 Discrimination by Employer 8. The United States prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee based on sex. The United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 9. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee based on sexual orientation or transgender status. Bostock v. Clayton County …

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