Points of Pride

Whether it’s our midwestern sensibility or our southern hospitality, Louisville continues its authentic climb. With more than $11 billion of investment in our city, a diverse portfolio of companies are finding their home in our compassionate city. And, because of our inclusive nature, we were the first city in the South to pass a Fairness law and are the proud home of the 11th largest LGBTQ population in the United States.
People from all walks of life and from around the globe are finding their home in Louisville…
because no matter who you love or where you’re from, Louisville is the perfect place for you and
your company!
• 2016 – University of Louisville was one of 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars in the Campus Pride Index, the only public university in the South ranked among the “Best of the Best.” UofL also was ranked as one of the most LGBTQ-conscious campuses in the South in 2015.
• 2016 – Human Rights Campaign perfect-100 score on Municipal Equality Index.
• 2015 – Following landmark SCOTUS decision, Louisville is home to first, legal LGBTQ marriage in the state. The ceremony is officially witnessed by the city’s mayor.
•2014 – University of Louisville Medical School pilots the first resident training for targeted LGBTQ healthcare needs, and also becomes the first university in the country to offer a LGBTQ Studies minor.
•2013 – Louisville Metro Government extends benefits options to domestic partners of employees, one of the first in the South to do so.


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