We ranked the primary city in each of America’s 49 largest metropolitan areas based on the following factors: 6.2%: The proportion of residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the San Francisco metro area.
116: Philadelphia’s municipal equality index (including bonus points), which tied for the highest in our study.
At least 5.3% of Austin’s metro population identifies as LGBT.
You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners and get approved. America has become a far friendlier place for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Since 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, another 35 states and the District of Columbia have done the same.
In the Providence metro area, 4.4% of the population identifies as LGBT.
When it comes to health care equality, the Human Rights Campaign recognized 2.6 hospitals for every 10,000 LGBT residents in the city, the second-highest score on the list.