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10 Countries with the Biggest Gay Populations in the World

Our list of 10 countries with the Biggest Gay Population in the World is likely to catch you by surprise as you’re going to find some of the most conservative countries in this list as well. Times are changing and so are the societies. The number of countries that are starting to recognize the rights of the gay community is increasing. More and more people are coming and opening up about being gay. What was once considered taboo is now becoming something that the society has perhaps begun to accept. Countries like England, Brazil, Wales and France have allowed same-sex marriages recently, which make a total of 17 countries where gay marriages are acceptable. However, there are some countries where gay marriage is allowed in certain areas for example, 18 states in the US allow their citizens to marry the partner of their choice.


Today some of the most successful TV shows are hosted by people, who are gay, for example, Ellen DeGeneres is pretty open about her marriage to Portia, her wife. Likewise, there are a large number of people on TV who nod their heads when asked about it. With the message spreading every single day more and more people have opened up about themselves and admit who they are.

So, if you are wondering about which countries are the most tolerant and contain the largest amount of gay population, then you have come to the right place. We will tell you about 10 countries with the biggest gay population in the world. Other than that you might also be interested in a similar post from last year “The 10 Most Gay Friendly Countries in the World.” Now, let’s start with this list:

10. The United Kingdom

At number 10 we have The United Kingdom, which is considered as one of the most liberal countries in the world. Gay marriages are allowed in the UK and according to an estimate 1 out of 20 men are gay.


9. Taiwan

An Asian country known for its diverse culture and beautiful tourist attractions, Taiwan, has also got a major gay population. 1 out of every 18 men in the country is homosexual.


8. Philippines

This beautiful country is also one of the friendliest when it comes to treating their gay population. In the last decade, the gay population of Philippines has really skyrocketed. Experts are not sure about this growth but it is estimated that there are more than 804,000 gay men in the country. In other words, 1 out of every 16 men is gay.


7. India

The largest democratic country in the world is also at the seventh spot on our list of 10 Countries with the Biggest Gay Populations in the World. India is a secular country and the gay culture is really becoming a norm here. 1 out of every 14 men in India is gay.


6. The United States

The United States is also one of the friendliest countries when it comes to embracing the gay culture. Stars and Stripes have around 5 million gay population, which means 1 in every 12 men in the US is gay.


5. France

France is probably the least tolerant gay culture country in the list but it has numbers that are likely to surprise you. 1 out of every 10 men in France happens to be gay.


4. Canada

The coolest country on the list is also the coolest when it comes to respecting people from every corner of the world, with different cultures and tastes. The country has 1 out of every 9 men gay.


3. Italy

The Pizza country has also one of the largest populations of gays in the world. According to an estimate from 2014 there are over 5 million gays in Italy, which means that 1 out of every 8 men is gay.


2. Netherlands

Netherlands is not far behind Italy with 1 out of every 7 men being gay in the country. It is also one of the friendliest gay countries in Europe. Gay marriages are legal in the country for years and gay population in Netherland hardly ever has to face any racial remarks or comments.


1. China

Number one on our list of 10 Countries with the Biggest Gay Populations in the World is China. For some this might come as a surprise as China is not known as a country that supports or promotes topics like gay, lesbian or bisexual but since it is the biggest population on Earth it also has the highest number of gay people.  According to an estimate from 2013, 1 out of every 6 men in China is gay.