ILGA Europe’s Rainbow Map and Index has ranked European countries on the basis of their “legal and policy situation” for LGBTQ+ people each year since 2009. It ranks countries from zero to 100 per cent, with zero per cent representing gross violations of human rights and discrimination, and 100 per cent representing respect of human rights and full equality. Countries are scored on seven categories; equality and non-discrimination, family, hate crime and hate speech, legal gender recognition, intersex bodily integrity, civil society space and asylum. The 2022 list placed Malta at the top for the seventh time, with a score of 92 per cent. The country was followed by Denmark with 74 per cent and Belgium with 72 per cent.