10 most (and least) LGBTQ-friendly cities in the world have been revealed


The top cities to be LGBTQ have been revealed.

A new study produced by Fitbit has created The Wellbeing Index; a ranking of 77 major cities in the world in order of their liveability based on a number of factors including happiness, healthcare, living costs, green spaces and more.

The study also specifically ranks how accepting each city is of the LGBTQ community, using a worldwide indicator sourced from Social Progress.

It found that the Icelandic city of Reykjavik is the best place to live for LGBTQ people, achieving 10/10 on the ranking thanks to “full legal equality as well as strong representation in parliament and the media”.

In second and third are two Netherlands cities, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, both of which scored 9.8/10.

You can see the top 10 best cities for LGBTQ acceptance below.

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
3. Rotterdam, Netherlands
4. Montréal, Canada
5. Toronto, Canada
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. Oslo, Norway
8. Dublin, Ireland
9. Brussels, Belgium
10. Gent, Belgium

The study also highlighted the worst cities to live for LGBTQ acceptance, and the results aren’t exactly surprising if you follow the progress of LGBTQ rights around the world.

Indonesian capital Jakarta has ranked worst out of all the cities analysed with a score of 0/10, followed closely by Russian capital Moscow with 0.24/10 and the Chinese special administrative region Hong Kong with 1.15/10.

You can see the top 10 worst cities for LGBTQ acceptance below (however, it’s worth pointing out that many of the worst countries for LGBTQ rights weren’t included in the study, so this may not be a definitive worldwide list).

1. Jakarta, Indonesia
2. Moscow, Russia
3. Shanghai, China
4. Beijing, China
5. Hong Kong, China
6. Bucharest, Romania
7. Warsaw, Poland
8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Istanbul, Turkey
10. Budapest, Hungary

You can see the full results of the study here.



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