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    Birmingham mayor names city’s first LGBTQ liaison

    Josh Coleman Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has hired the city’s first LGBTQ liaison to serve as both a spokesperson for the city and as a representative of LGBTQ interests. Josh Coleman, who currently works as vice president of Central Alabama Pride, will start his new role on June 25. Woodfin made the announcement Sunday at PrideFest held at Sloss Furnaces. As a way to make the city more inclusive, Woodfin also plans to create the Mayor’s Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity. Details on this office haven’t been released yet. A diversity officer will also be hired in the city’s economic development department, the mayor told city councilors last…