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HRC Corporate Equality Index 2018

LGBTQ Friendly College List 2018

Study Abroad: Most LGBTQ Friendly Countries

LGBTQ Friendly Cities

Advocate Mag: LGBTQ Friendly Hospitals

HRC: Healthcare Equality Index 2018

Best Countries for LGBTQ Visitors

TAG Approved: LGBTQ Welcoming Hotels Worldwide

HRC: Municipal Equality Index

Gay Travel: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

IGLTA: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

LGBTQ Convention & Visitors Bureau

LGBTQ Friendly Tour Operators

Gay Friendly Cities: See Your City's Score

 

LGBTQ Affirming

 

Gay-friendly or LGBTQ-friendly are phrases that refer to places, policies, people or institutions that are open and welcoming to all members of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ-friendly organizations and institutions seek to create an environment that is inclusive, accepting, supportive and affirming of gay people and their relationships, respectful of all people, treat all people equally, and are non-judgmental.

 

This is typically a late 20th-century North American term that is the byproduct of both a gradual implementation of gay rights and acceptance of policies supportive of LGBTQ people in the workplace and in schools, as well as the recognition of gays and lesbians as a distinct consumer group for businesses.

 

 

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges

 

Campus Pride works alongside students, faculty, staff, and administrators at 1400+ campuses annually to help support and improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people. “LGBTQ youth and families want to know what campuses are doing when it comes to inclusive policies, programs and practices,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride and creator of the Campus Pride Index. What does it take to make the list? An institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.

Augsburg University – Minneapolis, MN
Elon University – Elon, NC
Guilford College – Guilford, NC
Harvey Mudd College – Claremont, CA
Indiana University Bloomington – Bloomington, IN
Ithaca College – Ithaca, NY
Kansas State University – Manhattan, KS
Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
Macalester College – Saint Paul, MN
Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ
Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA
Portland State University – Portland, OR
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Rutgers State Univ of New Jersey – New Brunswick, NJ
San Diego State University – San Diego, CA
Southern Oregon University – Ashland, OR
Tufts University – Medford, MA
University of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, CO
University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
University of Louisville – Louisville, KY
University of Maryland, College Park – College Park, MD
University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, MA
University of Oregon – Eugene, OR
University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, WI
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
Washington State University – Pullman, WA

 

 

HRC Corporate Equality Index 2018

LGBTQ Friendly College List 2018

Study Abroad: Most LGBTQ Friendly Countries

LGBTQ Friendly Cities

Advocate Mag: LGBTQ Friendly Hospitals

HRC: Healthcare Equality Index 2018

Best Countries for LGBTQ Visitors

TAG Approved: LGBTQ Welcoming Hotels Worldwide

HRC: Municipal Equality Index

Gay Travel: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

IGLTA: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

LGBTQ Convention & Visitors Bureau

LGBTQ Friendly Tour Operators

Gay Friendly Cities: See Your City's Score

 

LGBTQ Friendly Companies

 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issues its annual Corporate Equality Index to inform the general public about the level of LGBTQ support they can expect from the Fortune 500 companies. Based on their rating system, here are some of the companies that earned a perfect score:

 

Wal-Mart

Chevron

Starbucks

Apple Computers

General Motors

Macy's

Coca-Cola

Goldman Sachs

American Airlines

CVS Health

Toys R Us

Hershey

AT&T

Verizon Communications

Nestle Purina

Proctor & Gamble

Sony

Wells Fargo

Time Warner

Home Depot

JC Penney

McDonald's

Hasbro

Accenture

Ernst & Young

Nike

Dow Chemical

Deloitte

Marriott

Johnson & Johnson

UPS

Campbell's Soup

Pepsico

Walt Disney

Hyundai

New York Life

General Electric

Morgan Stanley

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

American Eagle Outfitters

Toyota

General Mills

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Anheuser-Busch

Google

Levi Strauss

Mattel

Nationwide

Ford Motor Company

Delta Airlines

IBM

Hewlett Packard

Shell Oil

Boeing

Colgate Palmolive

MetLife

Glaxo Smith Kline

Hallmark Cards

Netflix

United Airlines

 

 

States With Most LGBTQ Friendly Companies

 

LGBTQ Most Friendly States
based on percent of companies receiving
high marks for LGBTQ equality

 

1       Maryland

2       Massachusetts

3       Nevada

4       Minnesota

5       New York

6       Washington

7       Illinois

8       California

9       Connecticut

10     Kentucky

LGBTQ Least Friendly States
based on percent of companies receiving
low marks for LGBTQ equality

 

41       Pennsylvania

42       Florida

43       Virginia

44       Missouri

45       Nebraska

46       Texas

47       Tennessee

48       Arkansas

49       Arizona

50       Colorado

 

 

LGBTQ Friendly Cities

 

Based on a broad range of criteria, the following cities have a perfect score (100) on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI):

 

Birmingham, AL

Phoenix, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Long Beach, CA

Los Angela, CA

Sacramento, CA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Santa Monica, CA

West Hollywood, CA

Denver, CO

Stamford, CT

Orlando, FL

St. Petersburg, FL

Tampa, FL

Atlanta, GA

Chicago, IL

Bloomington, IN

Cedar Rapids, IA

Louisville, KY

Rockville, MD

Boston, MA

Cambridge, MA

Provincetown, MA

Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit, MI

East Lansing, MI

St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis, MN

St. Louis, MO

Missoula, MT

Las Vegas, NV

Reno, NV

Hoboken, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Albany, NY

New York, NY

Rochester, NY

Akron, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Dayton, OH

Toledo, OH

Portland, OR

Allentown, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Providence, RI

Brookings, SD

Austin, TX

Dallas, TX

Ft. Worth, TX

San Antonio, TX

Bellevue, WA

Olympia, WA

Seattle, WA

Madison, WI

Milwaukee, WI

 

 

LGBTQ Friendly Healthcare

 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issues its annual Healthcare Equality Index of LGBTQ affirming hospitals and medical centers. The "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation is for HEI participants that are given high scores in all criteria areas.

 

Number of LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by Region:

 

Northeast/132

New York-77

Pennsylvania-19

New Jersey-16

Massachusetts-13

West/110

California-83

Oregon-11

Washington-8

South/94

North Carolina-24

Florida-16

Kentucky-10

Louisiana-9

Texas-8

Midwest/82

Ohio-24

Missouri-14

Illinois-10

Wisconsin-9

 

HRC Corporate Equality Index 2018

LGBTQ Friendly College List 2018

Study Abroad: Most LGBTQ Friendly Countries

LGBTQ Friendly Cities

Advocate Mag: LGBTQ Friendly Hospitals

HRC: Healthcare Equality Index 2018

Best Countries for LGBTQ Visitors

TAG Approved: LGBTQ Welcoming Hotels Worldwide

HRC: Municipal Equality Index

Gay Travel: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

IGLTA: LGBTQ Friendly Hotels

LGBTQ Convention & Visitors Bureau

LGBTQ Friendly Tour Operators

Gay Friendly Cities: See Your City's Score

 

 

LGBTQ Friendly Destinations

 

From a survey of LGBTQ travelers conducted by the Travel Industry Association, here are the top 21 LGBTQ-friendly US vacation destinations named by the panelists (in order):

San Francisco, CA (76%)
Key West, FL (57%)
New York, NY (51%)
Fire Island, NY (48%)
Provincetown, MA (46%)
Los Angeles, CA (38%)
Miami/ South Beach, FL (37%)
Las Vegas, NV (35%)
New Orleans, LA(34%)
Palm Springs/Palm Desert, CA (33%)
Boston, MA (29%)
Chicago, IL (29%)
Fort Lauderdale/ Wilton Manors, FL (29%)
San Diego, CA (29%)
Seattle/ Bellevue, WA (27%)
Washington, DC (23%)
Honolulu, HI (22%)
Palm Beach/ West Palm/Boca Raton, FL (20%)
Portland, OR (18%)
Philadelphia, PA (17%)
Rehoboth Beach, DE (17%)
Providence, RI (6%)
 

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