Information provided by Christa Ritchie, Marketing Communications Manager, Louisville Tourism

USITT19’s host city, Louisville, Ky, has earned a perfect score of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year.

Of the hundreds of cities that were rated, Louisville is one of the 78 cities that received a perfect score. The average national score was 58 out of 100 points.

The Human Rights Campaign (the largest U.S. civil rights organization for LGBTQ equality) rated 506 cities in its 2018 report, including eight cities in Kentucky.

“Louisville has a proven record of fairness and equality,” said Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism. “We are proud of this ranking and how it further supports our message that we are a welcoming and inclusive city.”

Louisville has previously been in the national spotlight for being an LGBTQ-friendly city, including being recognized with the following accolades:

  • “One of 10 Hottest Gay Destinations” – Orbitz
  • “One of Six Underrated Cities for LGBT Travelers” – Conde Nast Traveler
  • “Six Surprising Cities Great for LGBTQ Families” – Family Traveler

Click here to view the full 2018 Municipal Equality Index report.

See you in Louisville!