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Posted on: November 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Green Bay Triples Score on the Municipal Equality Index

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Immediate Release: November 19th, 2021

Contact: Amaad Rivera-Wagner

Phone: 920-448-3210

Email: Amaad.Rivera@greenbaywi.gov

 


 

Green Bay Triples Score on the Municipal Equality Index

 

(Green Bay, WI) – Today, the City of Green Bay announced it has received its highest score to date on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the nation’s only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ+ equality in municipal policies, laws, and services. 

 

The City of Green Bay has gone from a score of 28 in 2018, the lowest among Wisconsin cities measured in Wisconsin, to 84 in 2021. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with The Equality Federation, released its 10th annual MEI report yesterday. 

 

When I took office our MEI score stood at 28. It’s now 84 and climbing. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made, grateful to all who’ve made it possible, and committed to continuing the work of building a Green Bay for all, a community that’s known for LGBTQ equality,” said Mayor Eric Genrich.

 

The City of Green Bay increased its latest score largely due to the creation of the Equal Rights Commission in the fall of 2020, thanks to the leadership of Alder Barb Dorff and the support of a supermajority of Green Bay’s Common Council. 

 

You can learn more about the MEI and the scorecard for the City of Green Bay here: https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/for-the-first-time-100-u-s-cities-achieve-top-score-on-human-rights-campaign-lgbtq-equality-index

 

 

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