Out of the 506 cities that were scored nationwide, a record breaking 68 cities scored a perfect 100 this year. Four Florida cities achieved this honor: Tallahassee, Wilton Manors, Orlando and St. Petersburg.
To be a worthwhile survey of cities across states, the MEI must be respectful of how different cities are from one another, therefore the index captures a very comprehensive set of measurables in the index.
Not only did Tallahassee receive a perfect score of 100, Tallahassee has also been designated an "MEI All-Star," receiving a high score in a state without LGBT supportive laws. Nine cities in Florida share this honor, with scores ranging from 86 to 100.
Overall HRC examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are towards an area's LGBTQ community. Further information about the Human Rights Campaign can be found at www.hrc.org/mei.