Transgender, LGBTQ+ Youth, Allies, State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

Myths and Facts: Battling Disinformation About Transgender Rights

Lawmakers across the country have recently proposed a number of bills that target the transgender community. The majority of these bills attempt to restrict transgender kids’ participation in school sports…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

State Maps

See state maps that show the laws and policies that affect LGBTQ+ people in areas of non-discrimination, healthcare, youth, and more.

Laws & Legislation, State & Local Policy

MEI 2020: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

Municipal Equality Index 2020

The 2020 MEI is the ninth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
See Your City's Score

State Equality Index 2020

The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas of law and assigns the states to one of four distinct categories.
Check your state's scorecard by texting…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2019: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2018: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

HRC Equality Action Academy Training Sessions

Are you ready to make a difference by engaging in local, state or federal campaigns to pass pro-equality legislation and elect pro-equality candidates near you?

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2017: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…