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Top 10 Happiest Countries for Gay Men

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community’s rights vary depending on the country they live in.  While some countries don’t have issues about gender (giving equal privileges and rights), others are a bad and even dangerous place for them to be in (some persecute and even execute gays).

In a recent online survey conducted by Planet Romeo (an Amsterdam-based dating and community site and app) in collaboration with Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, with 115,000 gay men all around the globe as respondents, 127 countries were ranked according to the best (HAPPIEST) places for gay men to live in.

The Philippines came in at No. 41 with 4,947 gay men taking the survey.

Let us look at the places where gay men feel welcome, secure, and accepted.

TOP 10 HAPPIEST PLACES FOR GAY MEN

10. Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel is the first European Union leader – and the second worldwide leader – to marry someone of the same sex.

Luxembourg allows same sex to wed and adopt children.
Luxembourg allows same sex weddings and adoptions. PHOTO CREDIT: abplive.in

9. Switzerland

Governmental discrimination has been constitutionally prohibited. The Constitution of the Swiss Confederation rules out discrimination on the basis of way of life.

PHOTO CREDIT: gaystarnews.com
Since the mid-1990s, an annual Coming Out Day has been held with various publicity events in order to encourage LGBT people to develop a positive relationship with their identity, particularly among young LGBT people. PHOTO CREDIT: gaystarnews.com

8. The Netherlands

The first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. Same-sex joint and  adoption are also permitted.

PHOTO CREDIT: cookiesound.com
Discrimination is unlawful and same-sex couples have been able to adopt children in this country since 2001. PHOTO CREDIT: cookiesound.com

7. Israel

Israel was the first country to abolish restrictions on openly gay soldiers serving in the military.

PHOTO CREDIT: assets.vice.com
Israel recognizes unregistered cohabitation between same-sex couples. PHOTO CREDIT: assets.vice.com

6. Canada


The first country outside Europe and the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide after the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act.

PHOTO CREDIT: rcinet.ca
Canada became the first country outside Europe and the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide after the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act. PHOTO CREDIT: rcinet.ca

Written by Jas Cruzada

A single mom who loves to read poetry, manga, and anything interesting. Loves writing, listening to music, watching feel-good movies, and pigging out. A self-confessed Naruto addict, ex-OFW, and loving mother to a smart little boy.

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