Written by: Janelle Irwin
St. Petersburg is officially gay-friendly. Based on the annual nationwide Municipal Equality Index rating, St. Pete earned a perfect score on its level of LGBT equality.
“I’m proud to say our score is the best in the Tampa ay region,” mayor Rick Kriseman said during a press conference on the steps of City Hall. The city received a score of 100, up from just 66 last year.
“This dramatic increase in our score is not an accident. Here in St. Petersuburg we have a vision for our city,” Kriseman said. “We will be a city of opportunity where the sunshines on all who come to live, work and play and that means all of us.”