The City Council’s newly formed LGBT Caucus will formally announce their inception at a press conference immediately following today’s City Council meeting. With the recent addition of Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) to the Council, there are now five openly gay aldermen comprising 10% of the 50-member body. Other members include Ald. Tom Tunney (44), Ald. James Cappleman (47), and Ald. Deb Mell (33).

Caucus members have told Aldertrack that they have been meeting on a regular basis to discuss legislative priorities, but this will be the first time they speak to the public as an organized group.