Gen-Z Activist Justice Horn Elected As New Kansas City LGBTQ Commish Honcho

A prolific year of politics and social justice leadership has garnered a reward and more work for one of Kansas City's rising stars . . .

Justice Horn will become Chair of the City of Kansas City’s LGBTQ Commission

Horn will also make history as the first Gen Z Kansas Citian to chair a City of Kansas City board or commission.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 29th, 2022) – Outgoing Chair, Moon Glasgow Brown notified the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission that they will resign due to no longer being a permanent resident of Kansas City come February of 2023. Per the bylaws established by the commission, the vice chair of the commission will take over as chair in the event of a resignation by the chair and/or if the chair is unable to fulfill their duties. Moreover, Justice Horn, our vice chair has now assumed the role of chair of the City of Kansas City’s LGBTQ Commission and our vice chair, Celia Ruiz was nominated and confirmed by unanimous vote at last night’s commission meeting.

Justice Horn (he/him/his) has served as vice chair of the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission for a little over 2 years and at 24, will be the first GEN Z Kansas Citian to chair a City of Kansas City board and/or commission. He has the following sentiments to share with you all today: “I want to thank Moon for their decades long service to the Kansas City LGBTQ+ community and for stepping up to serve as chair of the commission in the first place. It’s been an honor of a lifetime being able to shadow and work in community with Moon over the past few years. I will be taking those lessons learned as I assume the role as chair of the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission. I look forward to serving the Kansas City community in this new capacity so that we can have a safer, more inclusive, and loving Kansas City community–here’s to that work ahead!” (Justice Horn)

The Kansas City LGBTQ Commission is a commission that was created December 17th of 2020 by the Kansas City, Missouri Council. The thirteen member commission has six in-district commissioners from the six city council districts and seven speciality commissioners in the areas of housing, health, public safety, education, etc. etc. The City of Kansas City's LGBTQ Commission is the city and states first and only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer Commission.


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