LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The city of Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard. The ranking reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.
“Communities that embrace diversity are strong communities,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Receiving a perfect score of 100 for the fifth year in a row reflects our city’s longstanding commitment to equality, fairness and compassion. I applaud the efforts of Louisville Tourism, Fairness Campaign, Civitas and my team at Metro Government for their work to ensure all residents have the opportunity to reach their full human potential.”
The Human Rights Campaign says it rates cities on criteria like non-discrimination laws, whether cities accurately report hate crimes, and if city leadership is commited to LGBTQ equality.
Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman congratulated the city, saying “I'm incredibly proud of the continued work of Mayor Fischer and Metro Louisville Government to achieve a perfect HRC rating on LGBTQ inclusion,” he said. “Twenty years after Louisville led the state in passing LGBTQ discrimination protections, our city continues to set the example for diversity and inclusion in Kentucky.”
Louisville is the only city in Kentucky to receive a perfect 100. Covington received a score of 94 and Lexington received a score of 93.