This year the National League of Cities (NLC) constituency group, LGBTQ+ Local Officials (LGBTQ+LO) asked municipal leaders, who identify as or represent the LGBTQ+ community, on what communities should focus in addressing LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

The purpose of this policy brief is for our peers to learn what has worked in other jurisdictions and to learn four beneficial actions local leaders can take to become a more LGBTQ+ inclusive place to live, work and call home. It includes policy examples as well as testimonials from local leaders representing various states and populations; it also highlights communities that have been awarded a Municipal Equality Index Score of 90 or higher from the Human Rights Campaign.