San Mateo Approves Historic LGBTQ Commission

San Mateo will become the first county in the state to create a commission dedicated solely to the interests of the LGBTQ community, the San Mateo Daily Journal reports. The Board of Supervisors approved its creation Tuesday in a unanimous decision. 

“This commission will further the cause of inclusiveness, create a resource to help inform future policy decisions affecting the LGBTQ community, and serve as a model for counties and cities in the state,” the Board’s president Dave Pine said. He sponsored the resolution adopted by supervisors.

Plenty of other counties in California devote time and resources to LGBTQ concerns, but these are typically handled by a broader human rights commission.

The adoption of California’s first dedicated LGBTQ county commission comes during LGBT Pride Month, which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots and gay pride in the United States.