Rick Kriseman: St. Pete’s LGBTQ atmosphere has got it goin’ on

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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.”

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