Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the appointment of Clair Farley as the Mayor’s Senior Advisor on Transgender Initiatives to work directly with the Mayor and City Administrator Naomi Kelly on LGBTQ policies and oversee development of new transgender initiatives.
San Francisco is the first city in the nation to have a position dedicated to advancing the rights, leadership, and policies of the transgender and gender non-conforming community.
“Clair Farley has been an inspirational leader in our City on LGBTQ economic and social rights issues,” said Mayor Lee. “In her new role she will carry on the important work that Theresa Sparks set in motion and will assure that San Francisco continues to pioneer policies and programming that inspire the rest of the country to follow suit. San Francisco has a long-standing commitment to advancing and protecting the rights of the transgender community and with Clair’s leadership we will continue our work to make San Francisco a safer, more diverse, and more equitable city.”