Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score

Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score

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Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score

 

 
Throughout the United States, some of the most fundamental and vital work being accomplished on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion is occurring in cities and local communities. Efforts to boost the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are being undertaken at the local level to provide greater efficacy to the cause. This localized feeling makes sense because there is no level of government with a more personal relationship with its citizen base. Cities and local communities have the power to make substantial and real change in their communities and, as the 2012 Municipal Equality Index revealed, towns and cities are bringing equality to a locality near you. 
 
Here is a prime example of this shift to localization: while Mayor Healy has been a longtime friend to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community throughout his term as Mayor of Jersey City, he instituted a mayoral LGBT task force. As a result of his efforts, Jersey City earned an 83 on the 2012 MEI, and while that score was in the top 20 percent of scores throughout the nation, Mayor Healy demanded more. The mayor of Jersey City currently has his sights set on a perfect score in 2013, and he is appointed a full-fledged task force to help him accomplish this task. 
 
The Human Rights Campaign provided many thanks to municipal leaders like Mayor Health and their cities for implementing more inclusive policies to expand the reach of crucial city services. Most importantly, the Human Rights Campaign 
 
 
Source: Human Rights Campaign

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