We take a look at the history of gay rights in Norway and what barriers remain in place. Beyond that, all the other Nordic nations placed well. The rankings for Finland 7th , Iceland 9th , Denmark 14th were all in the upper reaches of the results. The research was designed for travellers, but it looked at eight factors that impact lifestyle in general. This means the research results were a great starting point for assessing wider attitudes within a culture. Norway also scores well in the Rainbow Europe country ranking, placing 6th among 49 European countries.
Sweden right-wingers plan LGBT march through Stockholm's Muslim-majority neighbourhoods
Sweden and human rights
Sixteen out of the 28 countries that have legalised same-sex marriage worldwide are situated in Europe. A further thirteen European countries have legalised civil unions or other forms of more limited recognition for same-sex couples. Several European countries do not recognise any form of same-sex unions. Of these, however, Armenia recognises same-sex marriages performed abroad,  and Croatia, Hungary and Montenegro recognise same-sex partnerships. Eastern Europe is seen as having fewer legal rights and protections, worse living conditions, and less supportive public opinion for LGBT people than that in Western Europe. All European countries that allow marriage also allow joint adoption by same-sex couples, as does Andorra. Of the countries that have civil unions, none but Andorra allow joint adoption, and only half allow step-parent adoption.
Sweden far-right plans gay parade in mainly Muslim area
About two years ago I switched to cocaine because I could work the next day. Jeremy is telling me this from a hospital bed, six stories above Seattle. Jeremy is not the friend I was expecting to have this conversation with. Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea he used anything heavier than martinis. He is trim, intelligent, gluten-free, the kind of guy who wears a work shirt no matter what day of the week it is.
Home Inspiration. It's a question we get asked a lot, which is why we initially published this article and have continued to update it every year. We can either look at it from our own personal perspective travelling as a gay couple, or from the point of view of LGBTQ locals by analysing a countries rights and laws.