SEO agency Reboot has released a list of the safest countries for the LGBTQ+ community. Researchers studied every country using ten main categories. These categories included societal acceptance, censorship, the ability to adopt a child, and other categories that examined the quality of life for the queer communities in these countries.
Nordic countries (Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) swept the top four slots. Nine of the top ten countries are in Europe, and each of them has legalized LGBTQ+ marriage and gender-affirming surgeries. These countries have positive societal views and little to no censorship impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
Countries that scored <1 out of ten make up the bottom ranking of this list, with Afghanistan, Morroco, Yemen, and Qatar in the bottom slots, scoring virtually 0 across some of the ten categories.
Reboot collected this data using available resources, including government websites and worldwide surveys. The raw data was placed into a spreadsheet, and the overall score was divided by 10 in order to calculate the final score.
Iceland had a near-perfect score (9.97/10) due to its high societal acceptance and strict laws against homophobia, creating a model for other countries to strive for.
The full chart, compiled by Reboot, can be found here.