The Human Rights Campaign will honor Baltimore for its perfect 100-point score on the 2013 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) at a special reception. The event will take place on May 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Birroteca, 1520 Clipper Rd. in Baltimore.
The 2013 Municipal Equality Index is the second edition of the only nationwide rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law. Since the first issue of the report came out in 2012, Baltimore has increased its score by more than 12 points. Twenty-five cities in 2013 earned a perfect 100-point score with Baltimore among them, compared to only 11 in 2012.
In recognition of this achievement, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will accept the “Top Municipality for LGBT Equality Award” on behalf of the city of Baltimore and make remarks on the city’s inclusivity. Visit hrc.org to register.