Randall Woodfin names Josh Coleman as Birmingham’s first LGBTQ liaison

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It may be outside of his first 100 days, but Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is making good on yet another 100 days campaign promise: to hire an LGBT liaison to serve on my executive staff.

On Sunday, Woodfin named Josh Coleman during the city’s PRIDE FEST event at Sloss Furnaces.

“From our administration’s standpoint, when we watch what’s happening in our country, when we watch what’s happening at the state level, I think it’s important that municipal governments, local governments, play an active role in making sure that we’re not discriminating, that we fight against discrimination,” said Woodfin.

As LGBTQ liaison, Coleman will build upon the relationship between the LGBTQ community and the City of Birmingham by focusing on the public safety of the LGBTQ communities, and by helping to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in our city wherever it may exist. 

Woodfin and Coleman

Mayor Woodfin, Coleman, others at PRIDE FEST. [Photo Credit: Josh Coleman Facebook]

Coleman currently serves as is vice president of Central Alabama Pride, a nonprofit focused on celebrating pride and diversity in Central Alabama. He also serves as the National Committeeman with the Alabama Young Democrats and is an Advisor of the Alabama Young Democrats’ LGBT caucus.

Coleman also serves on the board of directors for Central Alabama Pride and the Greater Birmingham Democrats. Since 2008 Josh has served on the board of several non-profits, worked on a variety of political campaigns, and as Alabama’s volunteer coordinator for Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign.

“It really is an honor to serve in this position, and have a mayor interested in making sure that all of its residents are represented,” said Coleman. “This is the next step in Mayor Woodfin’s commitment to having an open, fair and inclusive city.”

In his new role, which begins June 25, Coleman

Watch Woodfin make the announcement below:

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