Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gay Population


In this selection the 10 countries with the largest gay population in the world are highlighted. Times are changing and so is society. The number of countries that are beginning to recognize the rights of the gay community is increasing. More and more people are emerging and opening up about sexual diversity. What once was taboo, is now becoming something that society may have begun to accept. Countries such as England, Brazil, Wales and France have recently allowed same-sex marriages, which highlights a total of 17 countries where gay marriages are acceptable. However, there are some countries where gay marriage is allowed in certain areas, for example, only 18 states in the United States allow their citizens to marry the partner of their choice. Currently, some of the most successful TV shows are presented by people who are gay, for example, Ellen DeGeneres is very open about her marriage to Portia, his wife. Likewise, there are a lot of people on TV who shake their heads when asked about it. With the message spreading every day, more and more people have shown themselves and admitted who they are. LGBT Culture features a common culture and is divided by gays, bisexuals, transgenders and lesbians. It is sometimes called a culture of sexual diversity. The LGBT culture presents variation, naturally, according to the geographic space and identity of the person in the case, however, there are certain elements that are present in most LGBT communities.

10. U.K.

The UK is considered as one of the most liberal countries in the world. Gay marriages are allowed in the country, and an estimated one in 20 men are gay.

9. TAIWAN

An Asian country known for its diverse culture and beautiful tourist attractions, it also has a large gay population. And 1 in every 18 men in the country is homosexual, Taiwan being ninth in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest gay population in the world.

8. PHILIPPINES

This beautiful country is also one of the friendliest when it comes to its homosexual population. In the last decade, the gay population of the Philippines really shot up. Experts are not sure about this growth, but it is estimated that there are more than 804,000 gay men in the country. In other words, 1 in 16 men is gay.

7. INDIA

The largest democratic country in the world also stands out here. Despite being a secular country, gay culture is really becoming a norm here, 1 out of every 14 men in India is gay.

6. U.S.

The United States is also one of the friendliest countries when it comes to embracing homosexual culture. Its gay population now totals 5 million, which means 1 in 12 men in the United States being homosexual.

5. FRANCE

France is probably the least tolerant country of gay culture in the selection, but it has numbers that are surprising. According to estimates, 1 out of every 10 men in France is gay, with France ranking fifth in the 10 countries with the largest gay population in the world.

4. CANADA

The coolest country in the selection is also the coolest when it comes to respecting people from every corner of the world, with different cultures and tastes. The country has 1 in 9 men, gay.

3. ITALY

The pizza country also has one of the largest populations of gays in the world, being third in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest gay population in the world. According to an estimate of 2014, there are more than 5 million gay men in Italy, which means that 1 in 8 men is gay. An impressive proportion.

2. NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands is not far behind Italy, with 1 in 7 men being gay in the country. It is also one of the most friendly countries of sexual diversity in Europe. Same-sex marriages have been legal in the country for years, and the gay population in Holland hardly have to face any biased remarks or comments.

1. CHINA

For some, this could come as a surprise, as China is not known as a country that supports or promotes issues such as gay, lesbian or bisexual, but since it is the largest population on the planet, it also has the largest number of gay people. According to a 2013 estimate, 1 in 6 men in China is gay, with China leading position in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest gay population in the world.