PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is ranked one of the top LGBT-friendly cities in the United States.
According to an analysis conducted by NerdWallet, Philadelphia ranked sixth in the nation.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
“In the Philadelphia metro area, nearly 4 percent of the population identifies as LGBT. The FBI didn’t receive any reports of hate crimes related to gender identity or sexual orientation in the city for 2013. Philadelphia also tied for the highest score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. In Philadelphia, the heart of LGBT nightlife is centered in what is nicknamed ‘The Gayborhood,’” NerdWallet wrote.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: What Happened To Celina Mays, 12 Years Old And Pregnant, 26 Years Ago?
It continued, “The city is home to several civil rights, advocacy and LGBT youth organizations including the Bread & Roses Community Fund, the Spruce Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative.”
NerdWallet factored into its analysis the percentage of the population identifying as LGBT in each metro area; LGBT-related hate crimes per 10,000 residents; the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index; and the Human Rights Campaign’s number of leaders in LGBT health care equality.MORE NEWS: Major Preparations Underway At Jersey Shore, Philadelphia Region Ahead Of Winter Storm
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