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Ranked: The Best (And Worst) Countries To Be LGBT In Europe?

LGBT+ people

Malta is the most friendly country in Europe for LGBT+ people, that’s according to a brand new study that outlines the best countries for LGBT community. Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia have the most restrictive LGBT+ equality laws and policies in Europe, while Malta, Belgium, and Luxembourg are at the other end of the scale and ranked top.

Called Rainbow Europe, the study was campaign group ILGA-Europe, and looked at several 69 key factors in every country in Europe, including equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.

  1. Malta
  2. Belgium
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Finland
  5. Denmark
  6. Norway
  7. ortugal
  8. France
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Sweden
  11. Spain
  12. Netherlands
  13. Austria
  14. Greece
  15. Germany
  16. Croatia
  17. Ireland
  18. Iceland
  19. Hungary
  20. Slovenia
  21. Estonia
  22. Montenegro
  23. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  24. Albania
  25. Georgia
  26. Slovakia
  27. Switzerland
  28. Kosovo
  29. Andorra
  30. Serbia
  31. Czech Republic
  32. Lithuania
  33. Cyprus
  34. North Macedonia
  35. Italy
  36. Ukraine
  37. Romania
  38. Bulgaria
  39. Poland
  40. Latvia
  41. Moldova
  42. Liechtenstein
  43. Belarus
  44. San Marino
  45. Monaco
  46. Russia
  47. Armenia
  48. Turkey
  49. Azerbaijan

The Top 10 most LGBT-friendly countries in Europe, 2019.

The Top 10 most LGBT-friendly countries in Europe, 2019

The Top 10 least LGBT-friendly countries in Europe, 2019.

1. Azerbaijan
2. Turkey
3. Armenia
4. Russia
5. Monaco
6. San Marino
7. Belarus
8. Liechtenstein
9. Moldova
10. Latvia

The Top 10 least LGBT-friendly countries in Europe, 2019

Full list: The Best (And Worst) Countries To Be LGBT In Europe? 

The Best (And Worst) Countries To Be LGBT In Europe 2019

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Alexandra is an associate editor and head of special projects & analytics for CEOWORLD magazine. She is based in CEOWORLD magazine's New York office. Alexandra is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase CEOWORLD magazine’s editorial imagination, and fostering knowledge sharing between magazine and readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She joins CEOWORLD magazine from a leading executive research firm, where she was a senior consultant and economist. There, her assignments spanned the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email