Marisa O'Gara

Marisa O’Gara

Last month, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that his openly lesbian Deputy Chief of Staff Marisa O’Gara is now also serving as the LGBT Liaison for the City of Providence. O’Gara, formerly Elorza’s campaign manager, also worked with former Mayor Taveras as a mayoral aide and Deputy Director of Community Relations.

In her new role, O’Gara will be a resource for LGBT residents and will ensure that strides are made to make Providence an equal rights community. As of last month, the City of Providence designated gender-neutral bathrooms in City Hall, the Public Safety Complex, and all the schools within the Providence School Department.