Gay Times have written an article about a new study, carried out by Money.co.uk, that determines the world’s most accepting cities for LGBTQ+ people. The research looked at 3 criteria.
LGBTQ+ acceptance level (an indicator sourced from Social Progress)
Number of dedicated LGBTQ+ establishments per 100,000 people
Average rating of these establishments
See the results in the picture below!
Research was also conducted on the states in the US. You can see the full study here.
Many LGBTQ+ online are disagreeing with these results. Do you think these are accurate? Are they in the right order? What has been your experience? Do you have any travel destinations that you have found to be queer-friendly?
As a Londoner I'm sad our city isn't higher because I feel safe to be myself in the majority of the city, but with a police force that has been found to be institutionally homophobic and the whole country turning slowly into 'TERF Island' I don't think a higher ranking would be fair.
It's interesting to note that in spite of these being listed as the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in the world, I literally read about a devastating homophobic attack in Cardiff this week, so everywhere lower in the rankings needs to be doing a lot better.
That there isn't a single city here outside of Western Europe or the US is somewhat suspicious. There are a other sites across the world that undoubtedly deserve highlighting so I whether the ranking method here is skewing anglo / euro centric. Doesn't' feel very much like a "world ranking" to me.
Post by sedgwickbottom on Apr 13, 2022 16:55:39 GMT
Have found a few countries or cities ok, eg Amsterdam, but in the Uk, have found Leeds,Manchester & London to be fair in the right areas. Going out of the LGBTQ+ areas I have run into trouble sometimes with my partner.