. A new evaluation launched today shows Las Vegas leading the state when it concerns lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights and inclusion.
The city of Las Vegas received a best 100 score in the Human being Rights Project’s 2017 Community Equality Index, which assesses anti-discrimination policies, LGBTQ services and other inclusive measures embraced at the city government level. Enterprise and Paradise– both unincorporated parts of Clark County– likewise received the most points possible.
Henderson and North Las Vegas received scores of 58 and 54, respectively. Both lost out on points for things such as not providing transgender-inclusive health care advantages or having an LGBTQ intermediary within its executive office.
Mesquite fared the worst in Nevada with 37 points. Most of those points– 33– came from defenses used at the state level.
In Northern Nevada, Reno ranked highest, with a score of 87. Carson City, Elko and Triggers gotten ratings of 56, 54 and 51, respectively.
The statewide average for Silver State cities was 70 from 100. That falls above the national average for states of 57.
Arise from this year’s index resemble in 2015’s, when Las Vegas, Enterprise and Paradise likewise received ideal scores.
Henderson received 6 more points last year, while North Las Vegas had an additional two. Reno and Sparks gotten 6 more points in 2015, while Carson City had 12 more.
Considering that 2012, the Community Equality Index has actually been released by the Person Rights Project Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation institute.
“This year’s MEI paints a vivid image: cities huge and little, in red and blue states alike, are continuing our development towards full equality, despite the political drama unfolding in Washington, D.C., and in state legislatures throughout the nation,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a declaration.