Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community Liaison


Greater Fort Lauderdale is a diverse and welcoming community with one of the highest concentrations of same-sex households in the nation and hundreds of LGBTQ-owned businesses.

With this honor the City of Fort Lauderdale heeds the call to all inclusivity ideas that unites us as a community.  One such idea that brings us together is the appointment of an LGBTQ City Liaison. The LGBTQ City liaison serves as an accessible and friendly ear to the City’s LGBTQ community and elevates LGBTQ-related concerns to the City executive and other City officials.

Our community priority is to be an inclusive and diverse area, and this is one of the means the City intends to embrace that mission.

LGBTQ Liaison appointee:
Hal Barnes, Neighbor Support Manager & City Manager’s LGBTQ Liaison
Phone: (954) 828-5065

LGBTQ Liaison Officer:
Police Officer Jacqueline Sanchez
Visit the LGBTQ Liaison Officer website.

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