Every year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) ranks each city in the United States based on how inclusive they are of their LGBT population. They look at everything from non-discrimination laws, employment policies, inclusiveness of city services and law enforcement, and rate them all using the Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
What has been recorded this year is a major historic benchmark — since 2012, the number of cities that got perfect scores on the MEI scale has quadrupled. That means that 47 cities in this country are 100 percent standing behind the LGBT community. Here’s a list of those cities by state so you can see which ones are the most LGBT-friendly places to live.