Each year, the Spartacus Gay Travel Index ranks 197 countries based on 14 criteria, including anti-discrimination laws, marriage and civil partnership laws, adoption laws, transgender rights, and persecution.
The United States has been steadily dropping since the list’s inception. It has dropped two places since last year, most notably because of Trump’s anti-transgender military policy (though this policy is being challenged in court). It is currently tied with Bermuda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Macao, Seychelles, and Thailand at number 47 on the list
At the top of the list is Canada, Portugal, and Sweden. Canada continues to go above and beyond to protect its LGBT citizens and visitors thanks to new policies from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Here are the countries who are in the Top 16 spots. Click here for a PDF of the complete list.
4) The Netherlands
4) New Zealand
4) United Kingdom