WHEREAS, the mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons; and
WHEREAS, the vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race; and
WHEREAS, in 2012, the NAACP voted in favor of supporting marriage equality; and
WHEREAS, on July 26, 2017, the NAACP held an LGBTQ workshop as part of its 108th Annual Convention on in Baltimore, MD; and
WHEREAS, on August 25, 2017, President Derrick Johnson stated, "We pledge today to stand with our transgender brothers and sisters as we continue to fight any efforts to codify discrimination into law," and
WHEREAS, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transitioning, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community is sensitive in nature; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP should be sensitive and inclusive of members of the LGBTQ+ community through NAACP trainings and programs, including but not limited to, National Convention, CRATI and the NEXTGEN Training Programs.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the NAACP shall encourage the promotion of diversity and sensitivity trainings into all NAACP trainings and programs to encourage the inclusion of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transitioning, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community as active Civil Rights activists and fighters within the NAACP.