Sweden best country for gay tourists
april 18th, 2012
Australian Gay News Network said that Sweden tops a new ranking which lists countries on their local laws, customs and friendliness towards gay men.
The Scandinavian country took out the top position on the list -conducted by popular gay travel guide Spartacus – in celebration of its same-sex marriage and adoption laws along with its liberal, gay-friendly attitudes.
There are 15 factors taken into account before the countries were given a rating out of nine.
“These factors are for example the state of gay marriage and adoption or the entry restrictions for HIV-positive people as well as religious influence on governments, the ban of Pride parades and specific marketing activities for gay and lesbian tourists”, Spartacus Editor in Chief Briand Bedford said.
Bottom on the global list is Iran, due to its treatment of LGBT people including murders, deaths and regular prosecutions.