In a survey published this week by the Dutch gay dating and community site Planet Romeo the UK ranked 23rd in their Gay Happiness Index.
The company collaborated with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany to carry out an online survey of 115,000 gay men around the world.
The survey itself combined rankings on public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction to provide a worldwide ranking on gay happiness, with Iceland topping the list and Uganda at number 127 being confirmed as the worst country in the world to be gay.
In fact there are no real surprises at the bottom of the poll as to which other countries that make up the worst ten i.e. Kazakhstan, Ghana, Cameroon, Iran, Nigeria, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The real puzzlers are at the other end of scale: whilst we pipped the USA (26th), South Africa rather shockingly beat us by coming in at 22nd.
Ireland was placed below us at no 25th but as the survey was conducted before all the euphoria of last week’s historic poll, they are bound to me moving upward soon.
The top ten were: