Photo: Map of Latin America
Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list.
138 countries were ranked and close to the bottom coming at #104 were Honduras, Panama and Peru. The ranking took into consideration a country’s HIV-travel restrictions, religious stances on homosexuality, anti-gay legislation enacted, crimes against homosexuals and the countries stance on gay marriage.
Many Latin American countries have an overwhelming Catholic majority which is a religion that is not deemed ‘gay-friendly’ which hurt the regions standings.
Out of the 139 countries Uruguay was deemed the friendliest toward gays in the region coming in at #11 close to Spain that came in at #10. Argentina and Brazil had a #14 and #30 ranking position.
Globally Sweden was deemed the most gay-friendly country while Iran was deemed the least friendliest toward gay coming in dead last. Mexico came in at #45 ahead of the USA which came in at #47.