TAIPEI (The China Put up) — A latest chart exhibiting the most secure and least secure international locations for LGBTQ+ vacationers exhibits how Taiwan is a beacon for human rights in Asia, and past, for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer folks.
Supplied by Statista, the chart is an illustration of the information collected by German portal Spartacus for its annual Homosexual Journey Index that helps LGBTQ+ vacationers journey safely throughout 202 international locations.
Tourism heavyweight Spain normally seems among the many most secure and most welcoming locations for the LGBTQ+ group.
Within the Spartacus rating, the nation occupies third place together with 4 different international locations: Argentina, Uruguay, the Netherland and the UK, every with a rating of 9 out of 12. Solely 4 nations scored greater. Canada, Malta and Sweden obtained the very best potential rating, whereas Austria got here in second place with 11 out of 12 factors.
In Asia, Taiwan is seen as a frontrunner of LGBTQ+ rights versus different international locations within the area the place are thought of least secure for journey, reminiscent of Indonesia and Malaysia, or marked as impartial international locations on the index — India, Nepal and Thailand.
On the different finish of the spectrum, the Republic of Chechnya in Russia scored poorly at -16 factors however was surpassed by Saudi Arabia and Iran (each with -18 factors) in addition to Somalia (-19 factors).
To develop the index, the creators reportedly targeted on political decision-making, authorized frameworks and whether or not episodes of violence towards the LGBTQ+ group had been recorded within the international locations just lately.