A ranking was released in May 2021 that explores the best places for LGBTQ+ travel in the world. According to the data from My Dating Adviser, the study has "found the most gay-friendly destinations and ranked the best countries for LGBTQ+ travel."

The factors that were taken into account include society acceptance, sexual activity rights, civil union rights, marriage rights, adoption rights, military rights, anti-discrimination laws, and gender identity laws.

Based on these indicators, the top 20 LGBTQ+ travel destinations were ranked as follows:

  1. Sweden
  2. Netherlands
  3. Spain
  4. France
  5. United Kingdon
  6. Germany
  7. Canada
  8. Australia
  9. Brazil
  10. Argentina
  11. South Africa
  12. Italy
  13. Israel
  14. United States
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Mexico
  17. Greece
  18. Poland
  19. Slovakia
  20. Philippines

"We have scientifically proven that Sweden is the best country for LGBTQ+ travel, as attitudes and laws are gay-friendly, beating out other great countries in Europe and around the world," said the study.

While Canada fell in seventh place, the country does check each of the boxes outlined.