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Belgium 3rd Best European Country LGBT Employment

by Alan Hope for Flanders Today - 01/24/17
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Belgium is one of the top three countries in Europe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers, according to a study by B2B marketing company Expert Market. The study looked at each country’s legislation on discrimination because of sexual orientation and identity.

The study, which took in 43 countries, also examined the political climate relating to gender expression and intersexuality, societal tolerance, discrimination in regard to housing and employment and monthly disposable income.

Norway came in first, with a total of 49 point out of an available 50, followed by Finland with 47 points. Belgium was third, with 46 points, being edged out slightly in the area of monthly income. Germany and Sweden complete the top five.

At the bottom of the table are Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Macedonia and Armenia. The survey used data from Ilga Europe’s Rainbow Europe study and the Social Progress Imperative’s Social Progress Index.