Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:25

Poll: The Philippines Would Be The Most Welcoming Country For The LGBT Community In Southeast Asia

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Gallup just released the list of the most pleasant countries where LGBT people love to live. Today, let's look at Asia as the Philippines are ranked 22nd out of 123 countries and are the best in the Southeast Asia for the LGBT community.

The Philippines would be a nice area for the community by 58% of Filipinos respondents. 38% of respondents believe the contrary, this country is not welcoming, and 4% have no idea or refused to answer.

For the rest of Asia, Cambodia received 29% satisfied, 23% for Myanmar and 21% for Thailand and Vietnam.

In the worst places for the LGBT community, there are Malaysia with 10% and Indonesia with only 2% positive ratings.

The Philippines thus topped and yet much remains to be done in this country for LGBT rights. Its government still refuses to discuss the subject and in particular within the United Nations. In 2011, it had taken such a passive position, instead of condemning the violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

But, always about discrimination, you can see more and more nondiscrimination laws be approved in cities such as Quezon City, Davao City, ...

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