UK falls down Europe’s LGBTQ+ rights ranking for third year running

UK ranked 14th due to lack of reform on conversion practices and gender recognition

The UK has dropped down the annual ranking of LGBTQ+ rights across Europe for the third year running, with organisers citing the government’s failure to fully deliver long-awaited reforms on conversion practices and gender recognition.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), which produces a yearly “rainbow map” of 49 countries across Europe, revealed on Thursday that the UK – which led the table in 2015 – had the most significant drop in ranking, falling from 10th to 14th place.

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