20 Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Destinations in the World

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To raise awareness of global attitudes for LGBTQ Pride Month, MyDatingAdviser.com, the dating reviews website, has released a report on The 20 most LGBTQ+ friendly travel destinations in the world.

While there have been changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains divided by country, region, and economic development, according to the website.


To determine the most gay-friendly travel destinations, MyDatingAdviser compared 34 countries across 8 key indicators of LGBTQ+-friendliness. The data set focuses on the following categories: society acceptance towards homosexuality, sexual activity rights, civil union rights, marriage rights, adoption rights, military service rights, anti-discrimination laws, and gender identity laws.

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The 20 Best Countries for LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel in 2021 are:

  1. Sweden

  2. Netherlands

  3. Spain

  4. France

  5. United Kingdom

  6. Germany

  7. Canada

  8. Australia

  9. Brazil

  10. Argentina

  11. South Africa

  12. Italy

  13. Israel

  14. United States

  15. Czech Republic

  16. Mexico

  17. Greece

  18. Poland

  19. Slovakia

  20. Philippines

United States ranked No. 14 on the list in terms of gay friendly travel destinations. The majority of LGBTQ friendly countries in the Top 10 are in Europe.

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The report offers insight on what makes the destinations friendly for gay travelers, including a methodology that ranks countries by several factors.

These factors include sexual activity rights, civil union rights, marriage rights, adoption rights and military service rights.

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