Human Rights Office

LGBTQ+ Resources

The City of Duluth’s Human Rights Officer acts as a liaison for Duluth’s LGBTQ+ community. Residents, community leaders, and businesses can contact Carl Crawford for assistance related to LGBTQ concerns such as filing a discrimination complaint, to voice concerns, for strategies in preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, or to be connected with resources in the area.  The Human Rights Officer partners with the Human Rights Commission to elevate LGBTQ-related concerns in city government, legislation, workplaces, and the community at large.
The intersectionality of discrimination can increase the challenges that LGBTQ people face. Race, religion, mental or physical disabilities, homelessness, and many other factors can amplify discrimination. The Human Rights Officer and Commission seek to collectively address these areas of concern as part of a larger scope to make life in Duluth better for our LGBTQ community.



To reach the LGBTQ liaison or for information on the Human Rights Commission, please call 218-730-5630 or email


The Duluth Police Department also has a LGBTQ liaison for the police force.
Click here to email the police liaison or call (218) 730-5501.




Links and Resources

These links go off-site from the City of Duluth web site. The City is not responsible for the content found on the following sites.


Twin Ports Area LGBTQ+ Directory - a directory of area businesses, health care providers, support groups, programs, resources etc.

Lutheran Social Services Youth Homelessness Resources 

Lifehouse - programs for LGBTQ persons ages 14-24 who are facing homelessness

Safe Place - resources for LGBTQ+ youth in crisis and locations where they can seek help

Trans Plus - group providing community care, connections, and resources to trans+ people