The area also has Pride RI, Youth Pride Inc., ACLU of Rhode Island and other civil rights organizations promoting equal rights and visibility for the local LGBT community.
In June, Providence hosts its annual RI Pride Fest, which includes the Illuminated Night Parade.
The FBI didn’t receive any reports of hate crimes related to gender identity or sexual orientation in the city for 2013.
Philadelphia also tied for the highest score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index.
There’s also the Baltimore Pride parade, block party, high-heel race and festival that welcomes 30,000 visitors annually.