The countries where gay men are happiest

Louis Dor
Tuesday 02 June 2015 13:40
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Iceland has the happiest gay men in the world and the UK places 23rd, according to a new worldwide survey.

The online survey ranked happiness in countries by how gay men feel they are treated by other people, and how satisfied gay men are with their own lives.

115,000 people took part in the survey, producing a worldwide outlook on gay happiness:

This is how it compares to a map of countries where gay marriage is legal:

The UK ranked 23rd in the survey out of the 127 countries surveyed, and 15th in Europe. The survey also looked at individual issues, such as how comfortable gay men were doing certain things in public, how accepted they felt, and whether they had experienced specific types of discrimination.

Sixty-four per cent of British gay men said they had not experienced discrimination in work or education as a result of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

However nine per cent reported they had been seriously physically assaulted as a result of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Source: Planet Romeo, in collaboration with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany.

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