Rockford improves as LGBTQ-friendly city, study says

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — According to a new report, the City of Rockford scored a marked improvement on its acceptance of the LGBTQ community.

The Municipal Equality Index, measured by the Human Rights Campaign, released the scores for how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are for LGBTQ people who live and work in cities across the U.S.

Rockford’s score rose 20 points in the last year.

Mayor Tom McNamara says the growth is because the City makes sure all residents feel at home in the Forest City.

“We created the Community Relations Commission to make sure that all voices are represented, and that Community Relations Commission then provides advice to aldermen, our staff, and ultimately me, as mayor,” McNamara said.

Rockford also proclaimed this past just as it’s first ever Pride Month.

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