Ranking Alabama Cities on LGBTQ Protections

Birmingham ranks highest...Auburn lowest.

July 2017 Pride Event at Alabama Capitol Building

The Human Right Campaign (HRC) is out with an annual ranking of 506 U.S. municipalities based on the legal protections they provide gay residents. The spread is significant, with the state’s largest city—Birmingham—ranking a perfect 100—and Auburn, home to Auburn University, receiving a score of just 17.

From HRC:

“For LGBTQ Americans, legal protections and benefits vary widely depending on location — states and cities have markedly different laws governing discrimination. 21 states have non-discrimination laws that include protections for LGBTQ people in employment, and 20 states have laws that protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in places of public accommodation. But cities are leading the way: since the MEI’s debut in 2012, the number of cities earning perfect scores has increased more than sevenfold, and today at least 25 million people live in cities that have more comprehensive, transgender-inclusive non-discrimination laws than their state.”

Alabama’s City Rankings:

Birmingham 100
Tuscaloosa 30
Huntsville 19
Mobile 19
Montgomery 17
Hoover 12
Florence 12
Auburn 4


See the entire report HERE.

Montgomery Pride United website is HERE.


July 2017 Pride Event at Alabama Capitol Building

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