Derbyshire County Council has been named as one of the top 100 employers in the country for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
National campaign group Stonewall ranked the council 74 out of 376 public and private sector entrants.
The Matlock–based authority employs 36,000 staff and is ranked as the fourth best county council employer and one of only 18 local authorities to make the list this year.
Chief executive Nick Hodgson said: “We’re proud to be recognised by Stonewall as one of the UK’s leading employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.
“It’s a tremendous achievement and this national recognition demonstrates how we value our employees and are committed to being an excellent employer.”