03 Apr 2024

Dive Into Fort Worth’s 2023 Municipal Equality Index Score

By Kate Mazade and Jessalin Heins-Nagamoto, FTW Today

The Human Rights Campaign released the 2023 Municipal Equality Index, and Fort Worth is on the list. How did we score?

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign releases a Municipal Equality Index that takes a deep dive into municipal laws, policies, and services and how inclusive they are of LGBTQ+ people. This year’s edition examined 506 cities on 49 different criteria across five categories — non-discrimination laws, municipality as employer, services and programs, law enforcement, and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.

Based on these criteria, Fort Worth earned a score of 100 out of 100. In case you missed it, that’s the same as last year’s score. Here’s a breakdown of how we got here… and how that score might change.

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