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Video and gallery | Miami Beach receives HRC award for perfect score on Municipal Equality Index

Previously: Miami Beach scores 100, plus 12 bonus points, on updated HRC 2013 Municipal Equality Index

2014-04-03 Miami Beach HRC presentation 021Several hundred LGBT community leaders packed Miami Beach Botanical Garden on Thursday evening as Human Rights Campaign (HRC) presented the city with an award for its perfect score on the group's 2013 Municipal Equality Index.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine accepted the award on behalf of the city and his predecessor, Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, who also was in attendance.

"It's a testament of the leadership of Miami Beach," Levine told the crowd.

Whitney Lovell, HRC's State and Municipal Legislative program manager, presented the award, above right.

Click here to view a gallery from the event. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald.

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