There's a reason that the upcoming HBO show Looking (or as we like to call it, Girls for Gays) is set in San Francisco. Though we're not perfect, when it comes to the city's approach to the LGBT community, we're pretty frickin' close.
San Francisco scored a perfect 100 out of 100 on a recently released report by the Human Rights Campaign on municipal equality. Only 10% of the 291 cities rated scored above 96. We were one of only 25 cities to earn perfect marks.
The Municipal Equality Index ranks cities based on 47 criteria in six categories: non-discrimination laws, relationship recognition, employment and contracting policies, inclusiveness of city services, law enforcement, and public leadership by city officials on LGBT issues. (Not included: public nudity laws.)
Here are some of the selected results of cities in the Bay Area and around the state:
San Francisco 100
Long Beach 100
Los Angeles 100
San Diego 100
San Jose 87
Santa Rosa 67
West Hollywood 100