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GayFlagTraveller24 writes that LGBTQI travellers have to take caution when emigrating to or touring in countries where their sexual orientation could put them at risk.  

South Africa, however, is one of the countries where they are welcome not only for holidays, but also for permanent relocation.  In the LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index compiled by Silver Swan Recruitment, SA ranked at number 26 in the world for LGBT workers.  The survey covered 75 countries and looked at various factors.  SA scored full marks for Marriage Equality, Sexual Activity Laws and Anti-Discrimination Laws, but received 50% for Gender Identity Protections (when one identifies as a different gender from birth-assigned sex) and Social Media Sentiment.  To compile the Index, the recruitment company reviewed six key factors, namely LGBT laws and rights, LGBT employment laws, minimum wage, unemployment rate, average salary, LGBT-friendliness.  The top country in the LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index was Luxembourg, followed by Australia, New Zealand, Monaco and France.  The five lowest-ranking countries were Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Afghanistan and Kenya (which was the least welcoming of LGBT workers).

  • Read this report by Kavitha Pillay and view an infographic at Traveller24

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