Lavender (LGBTL) Committee


Lavender (LGBTQI) Committee

The Lavender–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor–(LGBTL) Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of Local 1000. This Committee also monitors state programs and policies relating to affirmative action; civil and human rights laws and legislation; state action relating to adverse action patterns involving LGBTL; persons with HIV/aids who are in the workforce; community concerns and issues important to LGBTL members; and policies and programs impacting LGBTL members. The Lavender Committee also helps improve communication between LGBTL members within Local 1000 and assists Communications staff when possible.


Proud Members Supporting Pride Month
Local 1000 Lavender Committee Building Stronger Community Bonds

Our members joined with our union’s Lavender Committee and more than 17,000 Sacramento-area residents to celebrate LGBT Pride month with a parade and festival on June 10. Across the state and the nation, events like this one celebrate and honor the LGBT culture and pride and the decades-long struggle to overcome prejudice and to earn the natural right for individuals to be accepted for who they are. 


Standing Together for LGBTQI Pride

Together we joined with community allies at the 33rd annual San Diego Pride Parade on July 15, celebrating diversity and fostering pride and respect for our LGBTQI community.

In partnership with SEIU 221 and SEIU International, our team hosted a sign-making party the night before, and created a truck-mounted float with a Resistance! Theme – supporting LGBTQI rights, worker’s rights and economic justice for all.


Join us at the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade!

Join your fellow Local 1000 members and many others as we walk in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade on July 15. The theme is Allied in Action: United for Justice.

When: Saturday, July 15
Assemble at 9:30 a.m. – Space #239
Parade starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Where: University Avenue and Normal Street.

Parking: Shuttle is available from parking lot at Old Naval Hospital at Old Naval Hospital at Park Blvd. & President’s Way


Harvey Milk: Community Organizer, Labor Activist

Harvey Milk made history in 1977 as the first openly gay elected official in California, and one of the first in the nation, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

It was just one of his many accomplishments as a revered community activist that came in an era when Gay Rights became synonymous with Civil Rights. 

As the owner of a camera store in San Francisco’s Castro District, Milk experienced many forms of anti-gay discrimination in both his personal and professional life.