We spend a lot of time online talking about LGBT priorities at the federal level (ENDA, Hate Crimes, etc ...), but perhaps not as much time talking about LGBT priorities for our local communities.
The District of Columbia's Offce of LGBT Affairs, lead by Christopher Dyer, recently released their annual report. It includes the top 10 priorities for the LGBT community in DC as identified by the Office and the Mayor's advisory committee on LGBT issues. They are ......
- Community Health and Wellness
- Cultural Competency Training
- Economic Development
- Elder Community Issues
- GLBT Specific Data Collection
- HIV/STD Prevention
- Public Safety
- Substance Abuse
- Transgender Community Issues
- Youth Issues
It's a great list that for the most part I agree. Of course, I probably don't spend as much time working on each of these issues as I should. I'm very curious to hear from other cities. Do these priorities match up with yours? Where should our focus be in 2008?