City receives highest ranking for inclusive municipal laws, policies and services

Boulder continues to earn high marks for its laws, policies and services that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, according to the latest yearly review by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The HRC Municipal Equality Index (MEI) evaluates how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. Hundreds of cities nationwide received a rating based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.

“Recognition from the HRC Foundation is a great accomplishment toward creating a more inclusive Boulder. We also recognize in the face of recent attacks against the LGBTQ+ community that the work of our city must continue to create an environment of safety and belonging for all,” said Pam Davis Assistant City Manager and LGBTQ+ Liaison.

Boulder is proud to be at the top of this list, earning a perfect score for the third year in a row. The full report is available on