Bristol has been named as one of the top gay cities in the UK.
Research carried out by property website Nestpick found Bristol is the 4th most popular city in British for gays and lesbians, according to a new index. The city has been ranked just behind Manchester, after being ranked on its dating scene, nightlife, openness, safety and LGBT+ rights.
The Housing website carried out the survey of 2,500 people from across 80 countries to determine the best places in the world to live if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
London was found to be the best UK city for the LGBT+ community, followed by Brighton and Manchester. In the world rankings, Bristol claimed 20th place.
For a city to rank strongly as an LGBT destination, we determined that it must have a vibrant gay dating scene, a lively alternative nightlife, open minded citizens, and low levels of hate crime. We also took into account the national laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, such as the right to get married or adopt children. Once calculated, the final scores reveal the top 100 Best LGBT Cities for 2017.
“It’s no coincidence that the world’s most exciting cities have a strong LGBT community, contributing much to the dynamism, openness and prosperity which defines locations such as Madrid, Amsterdam and Berlin”, states Ömer Kücükdere, Managing Director of Nestpick.