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Canada The 2nd Safest Place In the World To Visit If You’re LGBTQ+, Study Finds

Davie Street Pride - Canada 2 most LGBTQ+ in the world

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Canada is the second safest spot in the world to live or visit for LGBTQ+ people.

Our country lists just below Sweden in a study using international sources to gather information on countries around the world.

The list, by Asher & Lyric, ranked 150 countries based on eight categories.

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That includes legalized same-sex marriage, adoption recognition, worker protections and criminalization of violence, among others.

They were then given positive or negative points and then a letter grade. So, those that received an A grade are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Canada
  3. Norway
  4. Portugal
  5. Belgium

According to a 2017 study, Toronto is the best Canadian city for LGBTQ+. It ranked third best city of 100 around the world.

Vancouver is the second best Canadian city, but was placed at 17 worldwide.

And fun fact: Yellowknife and Whitehorse have the highest number of female same-sex relationships in Canada.

So, do you agree with these reports?

Vancouver has a few displays around town to display its support for LGBTQ+. That includes the rainbow art installation in Burnaby as well as pride-themed buses.

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