How well does your town treat its LGBTQ+ citizens?
The above key shows how LGBTQ+ friendly each town is according to the chart. If we missed anything please let us know.
Bergen County Municipality Pride Report Card
This map and scorecard show which Bergen County municipalities are most welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. This is crucial because living in a welcoming community allows LGBTQ+ people to feel safer and more open about their identity. Being able to live openly as your true self is key to a fulfilled healthy life. Some of the LGBTQ+ community hiding their sexual orientation or gender identity is not even an option. Whether you choose to live openly or not, being LGBTQ+ holds a level of risk to that person. This is highlighted by just a selection of recent statistics demonstrating how many additional risks LGBTQ+ people face compared to their straight peers, simply by being who they are:
In compiling this list, we contacted 58 out of the 70 municipalities of our county and made all of our data available to the public via google documents.
We hope that creating this report will boost participation in all townships in the future. Community leaders and elected officials know that the key to continued economic and social growth in our towns and cities is inclusion, tolerance, and love.
If you are a leader in any of the towns listed in this report and have any corrections to report, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in starting Pride events in your township, please help us and Get Involved.
Bellow is the numerical score for each town, we also indicated to which towns we were able to email either the Mayor or the city manager, or both in the above chart. This is between the dates of 7/1/20 - 7/1/21 the above chart is active and may evolve as time goes on