Once hailed the best place in Europe to be LGBT, the UK has now dropped to fourth in the continent-wide LGBT rights index. Rights group ILGA-Europe released its annual Rainbow Europe index, assessing countries on their progress in pursuing specific legal reforms to secure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The rankings were once dominated by the United Kingdom, but the UK has slipped down the list in recent years – as it has lagged behind on reforms while other countries have made progress. This year’s Rainbow Index, released today, shows the UK is now in fourth place.
May 14 / Pink News