As of February 1, 2018 Puerto Vallarta scores 60 on Destination Pride’s Index.
Destination Pride’s automatic algorithm retrieves, calculates and updates data on each destination. The data measures Marriage Equality, Sexual Activity Laws, Gender Identity Protections, Anti-Discrimination Laws, Civil Rights & Liberties, plus Social Media Sentiment. Each of those six measures are represented by its own colored bar, which assemble together to create a unique Destination Pride flag visualization and an overall numerical score out of 100.
0-50 / 100
A score in this range generally indicates that there are limited or no legal rights in place for LGBTQ+ people, and there may even be penalties. Social media sentiment for that destination will likely be neutral or negative.
51-70 / 100
A score in this range generally indicates that some legal protections for LGBTQ+ people are in place, and social media sentiment is likely neutral.
71+ / 100
A score above 70 generally indicates that there are extensive legal protections in place for LGBTQ+ people, and that social media sentiment is generally positive.
Here are the categories used to score the destination.
Marriage Equality The red bar indicates the relative progress of marriage equality in the country, state or province applicable.
Sexual Activity Laws. The orange bar indicates the extent to which same-sex relations are legally protected in the country, state or province applicable. This refers to whether laws have full, limited, or no protections over same-sex intercourse and/or other sexual activities.
Gender Identity Protections.The yellow bar indicates the extent to which legal protections of right to sex reassignment surgery, and/or hormone replacement therapy exists in the country, state or province applicable. Accordingly, this data may indicate that destination’s progressiveness towards freedom of gender identity and/or expression. However, gender identity and/or expression is not dependent upon physical appearance or medical procedures such as surgery or hormone therapy.
Anti-Discrimination Laws. The green bar indicates the relative strengths of specific legal protections and LGBTQ+ rights generally, and for housing and employment in the country, state or province applicable.
Civil Rights & Liberties. The blue bar indicates if there are additional legal rights extended to the LGBTQ+ community, including laws related to military service, blood donation, adoption, and conversion therapy.
Social Media Sentiment. The purple bar indicates the average level of positive or negative sentiment regarding LGBTQ+ issues expressed through social media platforms in the city, state, province or country applicable – over the past 90 days.
What is the purpose of the Destination Pride score?
The Destination Pride score provides a way for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to understand the status of rights and social sentiment in different countries and cities around the world. In addition to being a general indication for a specific destination, the single score also provides a basis of comparison between multiple destinations.
What destinations are available?
You can find a Destination Pride score for each of the 195 countries on earth. Also available are state- and province-level scores within more than 35 of those countries, including USA, Australia, India, Ukraine, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the regions of the United Kingdom. In addition, the platform provides scores for more than 2,000 cities around the world, and the ability to search any city in the world and receive an estimated score built from known regional data. We will be updating our database with new locations and new data to provide timely and relevant information on the world’s progression to equality.
See more at https://destinationpride.org/project