A recent chart shows Taiwan as the safest country in Asia for LGBTQ+ people to travel in. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)
TAIPEI (The China Post) — A recent chart showing the safest and least safe countries for LGBTQ+ travelers shows how Taiwan is a beacon for human rights in Asia, and beyond, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer people.
由Statista 提供的數據圖展示了德國門戶網站 Spartacus年度斯巴達克國際同性戀旅行指南搜集的數據。這些數據幫助 LGBTQ+ 遊客安全的在 202 個國家/地區旅行。
Provided by Statista, the chart is an illustration of the data collected by German portal Spartacus for its annual Gay Travel Index that helps LGBTQ+ tourists travel safely across 202 countries.
This chart shows the safest and least safe countries for LGBTQ+ travelers according to the Gay Travel Index 2020. (Courtesy of Statista)
旅遊聖地西班牙通常是對 LGBTQ+ 族群最友善和最受歡迎的目的地之一。
Tourism heavyweight Spain usually appears among the safest and most welcoming destinations for the LGBTQ+ community.
在斯巴達克斯的排名中，西班牙與其他四個國家一起位居第三：阿根廷、烏拉圭、荷蘭和英國，每一個國家的得分均為 9 分（滿分 12 分）。只有四個國家的得分更高。加拿大、馬爾他和瑞典獲得了最高分，而奧地利以 11 分位居第二。
In the Spartacus ranking, the country occupies third place along with four other countries: Argentina, Uruguay, the Netherland, and the UK, each with a score of 9 out of 12. Only four nations scored higher. Canada and Sweden obtained the highest possible score, while Austria came in second place with 11 out of 12 points.
在亞洲，台灣被視為 LGBTQ+ 權益的領導者，不同於該地區其他被認為旅行最不安全的國家（如印尼和馬來西亞）或在該指數中被標記為中立的國家（印度、尼泊爾和泰國）。
In Asia, Taiwan is seen as a leader of LGBTQ+ rights as opposed to other countries in the region where are considered least safe for travel, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, or marked as neutral countries on the index — India, Nepal and Thailand.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Republic of Chechnya in Russia scored poorly at -16 points but was surpassed by Saudi Arabia and Iran (both with -18 points) as well as Somalia (-19 points).
To develop the index, the creators reportedly focused on political decision-making, legal frameworks, and whether episodes of violence against the LGBTQ+ community were recorded in the countries recently.