Seventeen California cities have earned perfect scores (100/100) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for inclusive policies and services toward the LGBTQ community.
This is the eleventh year that the HRC has released its Municipal Equality Index. In 2022, the average city score jumped to 68, which is an all-time high. For five consecutive years, the average score has been rising.
Across the country, there were 120 cities that earned perfect scores, up from 110 last year. A total of 188 cities now offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits to city employees. Another 41 cities have passed legislation banning gay conversion therapy.
Below is a list of California cities that scored 100 out of 100 points for LGBTQ-friendly policies and services:
3. Chula Vista
6. Long Beach
7. Los Angeles
10. Palm Springs
11. Rancho Mirage
14. San Diego
15. San Francisco
16. Santa Monica
17. West Hollywood
Read the full report and methodology here.
Index was compiled by the Human Rights Campaign and does not reflect statistics on all cities.