Portugal in 1st Place in the World Ranking for the friendliest country to the LGBT+ Community

by Spartacus Gay Travel

The friendliest countries of the world for the LGBT+ tourists are Canada, Portugal and Sweden, according to the newly index for travel, released by Spartacus Gay Travel for 2019.

The three countries tied together on the top of the ranking, and 13 other countries – mainly from Europe tied in fourth place.

This Index 2019 classified 197 countries from the world based on 14 criteria, that included anti-discrimination laws, marriage and civil partnership laws, adoption laws, transgender rights, and harassment to the community.

Portugal ascends to the 1st place this year. It was a big step or even jump in relation to last year, when Portugal was on the 27th place in the Index. This year all the three countries, Portugal, Canada and Sweden got maximum scores for reducing and improving the anti-discrimination laws.

The USA are now in 47th place shared with other nine countries: Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Macao, Seychelles and Thailand.

Sadly, the USA have been falling in the rakings due to the Donald Trump administration and all their changes. In 2017, they fall to the 39th position in the rankings, when Spartacus International Gay Guide pointed the “attempts to reduce the rights for transgender people to serve in their military” as a major fact to this fall.

The unfriendliest nation is Chechnya, in the 197th position, which, according to the Spartacus International Gay Travel Guide, is involved in “organized pursuits by the State and murdering of homosexuals”.

The last five countries, other than Chechnya, are Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Yemen. As all five got negative reviews for all the murders and death sentences against the LGBT+ Community.

You can check the entire list and all criteria here: Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2019

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Miguel Soromenho

Miguel Soromenho

Miguel Soromenho Pereira is a Portuguese guy, born in November… a scorpion. Lives in Oeiras and studied Architecture and Game Development. Likes to play videogames, meditate, practice yoga and go to the gym. Works as Executive Director of Pois since January 2019.

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