Safest Country to Live in for LGBTQ+ People
I was given some information from a study commission by local SEO agency Reboot about the safest places for LGBTQ+ people to live in the world and with some of the rapidly changings treatment of the community, I felt I should share. Note this does not mean that all of the community are accepted equally, for instance parts of the UK are quite dangerous for transgender individuals.
The top 10 safest countries to live in as an LGBTQ+ person is predominantly in Europe, Canada being the only exception at number 5. They all have legalised LGBTQ+ marriage, gender reassignment, and LGBTQ+ opportunities to adopt.
In addition to this they also have minimal discrimination with employment and housing opportunities being almost identical to a cisgender straight person. There are also lower hate crime reports in these locations.
These countries also have little to no censorship surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, with the community being encouraged through safe spaces, gay bars and strict laws for homophobic behaviour.
All of these positive advancements for the queer community have made these some of the safest places in the world to live as an openly queer person.
The primary difference with the top 10 are societal views, measured by international surveys and government data. This varied slightly between each country and is one of the key differences in European countries that have legalised same sex marriage.
Coming out on top was Iceland with a very impressive 9.97/10, scoring almost perfectly in laws, protection and societal views on the LGBTQ+ community.
The acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in Iceland is the most progressive and advanced in the entire world, setting a high standard for all other countries to strive for.