The Issues

Women’s and LGBTQ Equality

As a queer woman, I know that Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ residents are the beating heart of our communities. As Councilperson, I will fight tirelessly against the wave of transgender discrimination sweeping our country and work with community organizations to promote equality and access to jobs, housing, and resources to all LGBTQ residents. I have also seen first-hand how seemingly gender-blind policy can disproportionately affect women. Everyday infrastructure concerns like broken sidewalks or a lack of ramps can present women – who are statistically more likely to be disabled, pregnant, or with small children – with undue burdens on their daily lives. As a Councilperson, I pledge to view all policy through the lens of gender and sexuality and make sure that all policy options are responsive to these identities.