Malta: Best In Europe For LGBT Rights

Yesterday Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his pride after his tiny island nation was ranked as the best in Europe on LGBT rights by ILGA-Europe. Malta Today reports:

Malta has shot up to a historic first place in the International Lesbian-Gay Association’s ‘Rainbow Europe’ league for LGBTIQ rights, overtaking the United Kingdom and Belgium. According to the table, Malta grants 89% of the total rights due to LGBTIQ people, ahead of the UK (85.55%) and Belgium (82.3%). At the other end of the latest ILGA rankings lies Azerbaijan, who reportedly grants just 5% of the total rights due to LGBTI people, followed closely by Russia (8.35%) and Turkey (8.9%).

Below is this year’s ranking. Visit ILGA’s Rainbow Europe site for a detailed breakdown on each nation.rainbowEuropemap