Human rights

Milwaukee Scores Perfect on Municipal Human Rights Campaign Equality Index

MILWAUKEE – The city of Milwaukee received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, city leaders said Wednesday.

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gay civil rights organization. In 2021, only 110 out of a total of 506 cities assessed received perfect grades, according to Milwaukee officials. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Municipal Equality Index.

“We are proud of what the city has accomplished and grateful to all who have worked to maintain our strong Municipal Equality Index,” said Mayor Barrett. “We also recognize that building an inclusive city is an ongoing project, and Milwaukee is committed to continuing that effort.”

The city’s Equal Rights Commission works to promote racial, social and economic fairness among the residents of Milwaukee.

“Today we celebrate and challenge ourselves to do more. The goal of the ERC is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and in particular people of color, those who are trans and non-binary, and people living with HIV, are treated with respect and dignity, ”said Tony. Snell, Chairman of the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission. . “I am incredibly proud of our city residents, the mayor and members of the common council who stand up for equality for all at the highest level.”

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