Palm Beach County has made LGBT history in 2021.

DECEMBER 2021

At PBCHRC's request, State Senator Tina Polsky and State Representative Emily Slosberg filed legislation to extend hate crimes protections to include those committed against government-owned properties.

NOVEMBER 2021 

PBCHRC Board Member Sean Conklin is appointed to the Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Board. 

The Village of Wellington earns a perfect score on the annual Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index. 

The City of West Palm Beach earns a perfect score on the annual Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index.

SEPTEMBER 2021

The Village of Royal Palm Beach designates all single-occupancy restrooms in the soon-to-be constructed Village Hall as Gender Neutral.

JUNE 2021

Progress Pride colors illuminate Nancy Graham Centennial Square and Fountain and the surrounding buildings at a special Clematis By Light display on June 1 to kick off LGBTQ Pride in West Palm Beach.

Palm Tran rolls out a bus wrapped in a Progress Pride color design with PBCHRC and Compass logos for Pride Month. The bus runs on the system's longest route, from Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton.

PBCHRC Charitable Foundation establishes the W. Trent Steele Legal Advocacy Awards — scholarships for second-and third-year law school students from Palm Beach County. 

The City of Boynton Beach installs an LGBTQ Progress Pride intersection streetscape near City Hall and illuminates the city's water tower in Progress Pride colors.

Palm Beach County Commissioners establish an Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The City of Delray Beach installs an LGBTQ Progress Pride intersection streetscape in the Pineapple Grove Arts District.

MAY 2021

The City of West Palm Beach installs four LGBTQ Pride Rainbow crosswalks in Northwood Village.

The 2021 Daniel S. Hall Social Justice Awards are presented to graduating seniors Sol Lima of Jupiter Community High School, Ekko Greenbaum of Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and Vanessa Whittle of Royal Palm Beach High School.

APRIL 2021

By unanimous vote, the West Palm Beach City Commission voted to designate H.G. Roosters as a Historic Preservation Site.

At the request of Boynton Beach Vice Mayor Ty Penserga and PBCHRC, the Boynton Beach City Commission approves the creation of an LGBT Pride public art.

FEBRUARY 2021

The Town of Lake Park enacts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance.

The School District of Palm Beach County requires public schools to require gender-neutral caps and gowns for graduations.

PBCHRC Board Member Jasmin Lewis is presented the Palm Beach County Democratic Party Black History Community Award.

JANUARY 2021

Palm Beach County amends its Equal Opportunity Ordinance by extending protection from discrimination to employees working for small businesses (those with 5-14 employees).

PBCHRC Vice President Meredith Ockman is appointed to serve on the Palm Beach County Housing Authority's Family Self-sufficiency Program Coordinating Committee.

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