Louisville's Diversity Shines

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People from all walks of life and from around the globe are finding their home in Louisville. No matter who you love or where you’re from, Louisville is the perfect place for you and your company!
We know that an open and welcoming community is a high priority for both companies and workforce alike. That’s why we are proud of the milestones we've achieved in making Louisville a more inclusive and compassionate place to live, work, and visit.
  • One of the first city in the South to pass a LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance
  • Perfect score of 100 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index EIGHT years in a row!
  • Second city in the U.S. to be a certified Welcoming City by Welcoming America
  • Proud to be the home to the 11th largest LGBTQ+ population in the United States
  • Largest Cuban population in the U.S. outside of Florida
  • More than 150 languages spoken in the public-school system
  • Recognized as an International Compassionate City since 2011 by Charter For Compassion
  • Louisville Metro Government extends benefits to employee's domestic partners and was one of the first cities in the South to do so.
  • City has a dedicated Office for Globalization to help Louisville compete in an international and multicultural world.

In 2019, the University of Louisville was one of only 17 schools in the nation to earn five stars in the Campus Pride Index and was the first public university in the South ranked among the “Best of the Best.” Its medical school also piloted the first medical student training for targeted LGBTQ healthcare needs, and it was the first university in the country to offer a LGBTQ+ Studies minor.

Learn about Mayor Fischer’s Compassionate City initiative.  

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