The purpose of a human rights policy is to extend protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations by adding sexual orientation, gender identity as well as veteran status and genetic information to the existing list of protections covered by the West Virginia Human Rights Act. Current protections in place include race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, blindness, disability, and familial status.
Our group is diverse, comprising not only members of the LGBT community but straight allies as well. Members of the faith community, including local pastors are also working with us to establish fundamental fairness in Parkersburg. Please contact us if you would like to become a part of making Parkersburg an inclusive city, where people can live, work, worship and raise a family without fear of discrimination.