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Mayor Todd Gloria makes appointments to LGBTQ Advisory Group

Mayor Todd Gloria makes appointments to LGBTQ Advisory Group

Mayor Todd Gloria today announced the appointments to his first LGBTQ Advisory Group. While Gloria is not the first City of San Diego mayor to have an LGBTQ Advisory Board, he is the City's first openly-gay Mayor.

Twelve LGBTQ San Diegans were appointed to the board:

  • Ryan Bedrosian
  • Nicole Murray-Ramirez
  • Big "Mike" Phillips
  • Cara Dessert
  • Janessa Goldbeck
  • Cristina Marquez
  • Connor Maddocks
  • Jeri Dilno
  • Fernando Lopez
  • Tootie Thomas
  • Julia Legaspi
  • Rickie Brown

Approximately half of the members served on previous Mayor Kevin Faulconer's LGBTQ Advisory Board. 

In a social media post, Mayor Gloria said he is "looking forward to having this group of LGBTQ community leaders and advocates at the table in City Hall to help advise my administration on key LGBTQ issues."