An increasing number of countries are relaxing their laws and general attitude towards the LGBT community. Even previously strict countries have become far more tolerant and have their own flourishing gay scene. However, countries that have only recently become accepting of same-sex couples usually consist of a small area or district that hosts the gay scene. If you wish to travel freely around the country you are visiting, then it is advisable to stick to destinations that are widely tolerant of gay and lesbian travellers. Gay-friendly countries offer a far wider choice when it comes to activities such as gay nightclubs, theaters, museums and cultural events. Here is the list of 10 gay-friendly countries in the world worth visiting.

10. Czech Republic

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9. France

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8. Australia

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7. Canada

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6. Netherlands

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5. Spain

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4. England

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3. Germany

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2. Sweden

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1. USA

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