These rankings do not include more than two dozen countries where the question was not asked, including China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Malaysia and a host of other nations in the Middle East and Central Asia. With the recent passage of a ballot initiative in Ireland, all of the countries where gay people are perceived as being most accepted have laws that allow same-sex marriage. In most of these countries, homosexuality is outlawed.
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We are often asked which countries we think are the most gay-friendly and welcoming. It's a hard one to answer. We can either look at it from our own personal perspective travelling as a gay couple, or from the point of view of LGBTQ locals by analysing a countries rights and laws.
That's according to the latest edition of ILGA Europe's Rainbow List which ranks 49 European countries on a scale between 0 percent gross violations of human rights and discrimination and percent respect of human rights and full equality. This chart shows the best scoring countries on laws, policies and practices affecting LGBTI communities Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society. Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.
An expat is someone that moves to another country and intends to make it their home for the foreseeable future. Here are the best countries for gay expats. Let me be blunt.
Almost half of them are Commonwealth jurisdictions. Even in jurisdictions that do not explicitly criminalise women, lesbians and bisexual women have been subjected to arrest or threat of arrest. In many more countries transgender people are targeted by a range of laws that criminalise same-sex activity and vagrancy, hooliganism and public order offences.
So, what can the Country Ranking section show me? You can use the first drop-down menu to compare the 28 current European Union member states to each other. So if you were wondering which countries are setting good standards on legal gender recognition for example, just click on that category in the drop-down list.
By Kirsten Hubbard. Gay and lesbian travel in Central America is very much still in development. Unfortunately, many other places are homophobic — or worse. Note: Unless you're in an openly gay-friendly bar, club, or hotel, same-sex public displays of affection are always discouraged in Central America.
In recent decades, the recognition of LGBT rights have been of great concern in many parts of the world. Different countries or territories have their laws relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. Some of these laws recognize the LGBT community while others prescribe harsh punishments such as the death penalty. Currently, about 22 nations recognize same-sex marriage, most of which lie in Western Europe and the Americas.