Spain a great place to be gay

Spain is a melting pot of different cultures, resulting in increased tolerance among its diverse citizens. With same-sex marriage legal since 2005, Spain is one of the more politically progressive countries in Europe and a great place let your hair down and be you!
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It might be a predominantly Catholic country, but Spain is officially the most LGBTIQ friendly nation in the world, according to the results of a poll by the Pew Research Centre. The study polled participants from 40 different countries on different topics, like marraige, sex and honosexuality.

What is considered morally acceptable and unacceptable including questions on marital affairs, gambling, honosexuality, premarital sex and getting a divorce. Spaniards declared that they don't give a toss about same-sex action – only six per cent said it was morally unacceptable, the lowest out of all the other countries surveyed.

Theses are just 5 reasons Spain is such a great counrty for LGBTIQ poeple.

1. Gay marriage was so last decade.

While the US grapples with its own countrywide stance on gay marriage, Spain made gay marriage legal in 2005. At that time, some states in the US had only just struck down bans against homosexual intercourse and conduct.

2. Spain just loves all LGBTIQ people

Spain was ranked the most gay-friendly country in the entire world a Pew Research Center poll, with 88 percent of those surveyed responding “yes” to the question: Should society accept homosexuality?

In comparison, 60 of American respondents said yes to the same statement.

In a recent study, Spain was hailed as a 'model' nation for gay rights in Europe. The report from IGLA-Europe recognised Spain for laws pertaining to same-sex marriage, adoption, rights for transgender people, and more.

Additionally, capital Madrid and Barcelona are often rated in lists of the best travel destinations for LGBT people.

3. Having a same-sex family is easy 

Same-sex couples in Spain have also been able to adopt a child together for ten years, while countries like Germany still struggle with the issue. Plus, a child born by in vitro fertilization in Spain may also be recognized as the child of the biological mother's same-sex partner.

4. Discrimination is never OK

Unlike in the United States where laws against sexual orientation-based discrimination vary by state, Spanish laws have been in place completely forbidding it since 1996. According to Rainbow Europe's Country Index, sexual orientation-based discrimination is illegal in both employment and goods and services in Spain.

5. The gay pride parades are world-renowned

Gay Pride Sitges in  welcomes more then 45000 visitors and Madrid's pride parade may be one of the biggest worldwide, but there are also notable parades in Barcelona, Valencia, Sitges and Seville. Madrid hosted one of the largest parades with a reported 1.2 million people in attendance. The Europride parade hosted in the capital also saw a huge turnout of more than 2 million people. More at:

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