Researchers combined rankings on public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction — specifically, how gay men feel about society’s view on homosexuality, how gay men feel they are treated by other people, and how satisfied gay men are with their own lives, respectively — into one worldwide ranking, which they call The Gay Happiness Index.
Coming in at number one in all the world as the country where gay men are the happiest is Iceland, followed by Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Uruguay, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Luxembourg (where the country's out prime minister earlier this month became the first national leader in a legal same-sex marriage). The map below shows the highest-ranked countries appearing in green, with the lowest-ranked countries in red.
The weather may be great, but your chances of finding an unattached woman are even better.
In the 20 least happy countries, only 22 percent were in a committed relationship with a man, and 5 percent were in a relationship with a woman.
Researchers say 56 percent of respondents in the 20 "worst" countries were also a lot more likely to say their parents were not accepting of their sexual orientation, compared with 20 percent who said the same of their parents in the 20 “best” countries.
In honor of Pride Month, Nerd Wallet crunched the numbers to find the most LGBT-friendly cities in the U. This is the third year Nerd Wallet has conducted a study on LGBT residents in cities across the U. This year, with data from Gallup and other recent studies, our new methodology presents a more detailed picture of LGBT demographics across the nation.
See the section at the end of this study for the full methodology.
(More details on scoring.) Think your city should be on the list? Wouldn’t every city be better if it were just a bit gayer?