Juneau: CBJ earns perfect score on LGBTQ+ equality for third consecutive year
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~ The City and Borough of Juneau has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's 2023 Municipality Equality Index (MEI) scorecard, HRC announced yesterday. This marks the third consecutive year CBJ has achieved a rating of 100 points out of 100.

Deputy City Manager Robert Barr expressed his pride in Juneau's accomplishment, noting that it reflects an ongoing commitment to making sure that the city's inclusive values are reflected in its government.

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The MEI is a nationwide evaluation examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.

Juneau is the only city in Alaska to receive a perfect score out of 506 cities evaluated nationwide. For more information about criteria or the MEI scoring system, visit hrc.org/mei.

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