For the fourth consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded Wilton Manors with a perfect score of 100 in the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
Out of the 506 cities that were scored nationwide, a record breaking 68 cities scored a perfect 100 this year. Four Florida cities achieved this honor: Wilton Manors, Tallahassee, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Not only did Wilton Manors receive a perfect score of 100, Wilton Manors is also an “MEI All-Star,” receiving a high score in a state without LGBT supportive laws. Nine cities in Florida share this honor, with scores ranging from 86 to 100.
“Treating all individuals with respect and equal rights is not negotiable in the Island City,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “This type of recognition is the result of our community continuously coming together and working together to achieve harmony. We are so proud to have been recognized alongside the four other cities in Florida and hope we can serve as an example for other cities across the nation.”
Overall HRC examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are towards an area’s LGBTQ community. For more information about the City of Wilton Manors, visit www.wiltonmanors.com. Further information about the Human Rights Campaign can be found at www.hrc.org/mei.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WILTON MANORS
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John “Ned” Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.