This article will bring you to the list of the gayest countries in Europe. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. When we say “the gayest country” what does it mean? What comes first to our mind is how many gay people live in the certain country. There were a lot of suggestions that Germany is the “queerest country” in Europe. The others insisted on Scotland being the most gay-friendly country. The Independent even wrote about the worst countries to be gay in Europe.
Gay people had a tough time until some of the rights were granted to them. Student protests of the 1970s were a period of change for the United States of America. It was the ideal time for activists to react fast and start creating special rights for gay people. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with some of the other countries.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the gayest countries in Europe from their list.
The first country on our list can be Spain. Did you know that same-sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005? With the help of Socialist Party Government and Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero who began a campaign for its legalization, after some time, and a number of protests, Spain was the third country in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry. The second country for now should be United Kingdom. Same-sex marriage is not recognized in all of the UK. The laws differ in England, Wales, and Scotland, while in Northern Ireland they are not legalized at all. However, the Irish Republic’s first gay prime minister stated, that is only a matter of time before same-sex marriage became legally approved in Northern Ireland. In England and Wales they came into force in 2014 and in Scotland in the same year but a bit later. at last, but not least we are mentioning Denmark. In Denmark, which ranks 4th on our list of gayest countries in Europe, same-sex couples were recognized as registered partnerships until 2012 when it finally became legal for two gay persons to get married. In Greenland legalization took place in 2015, while in the Faroe Islands the law took effect this year.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 gayest countries in Europe.