Keynote Speaker

The Road to Full Equality for the LGBTQ Community

Scott Wiener

California State Senate - District 11

12:45PM - 1:30 PM -

Session Overview

Senator Scott Wiener representing San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor, and portions of South San Francisco will discuss the road to full equality for the LGTBQ community. As a member of the largest legislative LGBTQ Caucus in the nation, Senator Wiener’s identity as a gay man informs his legislative work and priorities. He will offer insight into how having our own community at the table makes a difference. In the face of an antagonistic federal government, Senator Wiener will also share his perspective on California’s necessary leadership and the steps the Legislature is taking to not just protect but to expand the rights of LGBTQ people throughout California.


Elected in November 2016, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco. In the Senate, Senator Wiener works hard to make housing more affordable by confronting California’s severe housing shortage; to invest in our transportation systems, including improving and expanding our public transportation systems; to increase access to healthcare, including reproductive healthcare; to support working families, including expanding paid family leave, childcare, and quality public education; to support California's nightlife culture and economy; to meaningfully address climate change and the impacts of drought by expanding clean energy and modernizing our water system; to reform the criminal justice system and reduce gun violence; to reduce California’s alarmingly high poverty rate; and to safeguard and expand the rights of all communities, including immigrants and the LGBT community.