Iceland is the least homophobic country


Iceland is officially the least homophobic country in the list of members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Study showed that Iceland is the most LGBT-accepting among 35 countries including UK and USA. Sweden took the second place in the list, being followed by the Netherlands. Norway, Denmark and Switzerland following coming in at fourth, fifth and sixth. Overall, attitudes towards the LGBT community are increasing in positivity as Iceland jumped from sixth in the list in 2000 to the top of the list.It also found that as countries make an increased effort to create equality for the LGBT+ community in legislation, social attitudes towards the community became more positive. According to the study the LGBT-acceptance is higher among female population. The higher the acceptance of immigrants, the higher the acceptance of LGBT+ people and gender recognition. The UK, the US and Ireland were amongst 19 countries that fell below the OECD average of acceptance of LGBT+ people.


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