June is all about Pride, and with so much glitter, colour, smiles (booze and unicorns) about, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to be that little bit more fabulous. While more and more nations are becoming liberal in their attitudes towards issues such as same-sex marriage and LGBTQ identities in general, some are still lagging behind.
So who are the conservative ones? According to recent research conducted by the Pew Research Center, African and Middle Eastern nations are most hostile to the idea of being gay.
The question was simple: ‘Do you personally believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue?’
Pew’s research survey polled over 40,000 people in over three dozen countries.
Astonishingly, the report reveals that 98% of those living in Ghana, and 95% of peoples hailing from Egypt and Jordan think being gay is wrong and immoral.
On the contrary, those living in Spain, Germany, and the Czech Republic (the country with the most gay-friendly respondents) had little or no issue with being homosexual.
The countries where sexuality in general wasn’t a concern at all, included the likes of Canada and France (joint top place), where a huge majority said that sexuality was ‘not a moral issue’.
Surprisingly, 17% of the UK population still think homosexuality is ‘morally unacceptable’.
The map published in Indy 100 details the research carried out by Pew (those in white are the countries they had no data on).