LGBTQ Rights

Every Washingtonian deserves to live with dignity and our respect. I believe that access to public and private services should never be denied because of someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. I will fight any legislation that takes away the ability of transgender people to use single-sex facilities according to their gender identity. I’m proud that the legislature passed legislation in 2018 that bans conversion therapy and protects our LGBTQ children.

We must also ensure that no child is bullied because of who they are and that our LGBTQ elders have access to the support they need as they age. Finally, we need to provide healthcare services in a culturally appropriate way for our transgender citizens.