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UNITED KINGDOM IDENTIFIED AS SECOND MOST LGBTI+ FRIENDLY DESTINATION IN EUROPE

12 Jul 2018 | Club News
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UNITED KINGDOM IDENTIFIED AS SECOND MOST LGBTI+ FRIENDLY DESTINATION IN EUROPE

 

The United Kingdom is Europe’s second most LGBTI+ friendly destination after Norway, with the most cities in the top ten, according to data released ahead of this year’s Pride celebrations.

 

In a report from mid to long-term rental specialists, Spotahome, results from across 33 European cities and 18 countries identified the United Kingdom as leading the way for LGBTI+ rights, ahead of France, Portugal and Denmark.

 

In addition, all the UK cities recorded for ‘LGBTI+ friendliness’ ranked in the top ten, including Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol, demonstrating its country-wide solidarity for LGBTI+ groups.

 

Using country and city level data the results are based on factors such as: equality and non-discrimination (or example within employment and education); equality attitudes within the family (such as adoption and marriage equality); hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space (such as public events held without obstruction, relevant associations having the ability to operate without obstruction and no laws limiting freedom of expression and bodily integrity); and asylum (positive measures policies).

 

Commenting on the results, Melissa Lyras, brand and communications manager at Spotahome, said:

“Before we travel, we all spend hours delving into travel guides or frantically researching places on the Internet. Today though, people want to get to know their country or city of choice like a local, to ensure it reflects their beliefs and views in a positive way.

“We’re pleased our data has provided some insight into the culture of one of Europe’s most prominent countries, these results are a really informative insight in the fight for equality.”

 
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