The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is known to rate corporations, but they also rate municipalities via the Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which I’ve learned about somehow from Unilever’s United We Stand campaign. The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.

HRC creates an annual MEI report The 2022 MEI is the eleventh annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.