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It's official, the UK is the gayest nation in Europe! Watch

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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Tolerance of the extremely camp celebrity (I can only think of one here but then I don't really watch reality TV etc) seems lower here than in the UK
    We're philosophical like that (those of us whom find such celebs grating just rollour eyes :rolleyes: say 'each to their own', and turn over to a different channel)
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    (Original post by the bear)
    is that map saying that 82% of us are on the other bus ?
    Nein. It's saying only 18% of bridges in the UK are too low for certain 'larger-than-life' buses to pass under smoothly
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I have always liked Monaco! It is a beautiful country.
    You prefer an illiberal society? :beard:
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    This country is sick and Spain omg so many gays in Spain what is going on??
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    Thought the Netherlands would be higher to be honest.

    Would be interesting to compare that map to one depicting general tolerance from the population.
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    You prefer an illiberal society? :beard:
    Aye.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Technically, that would be 18% on the other bus.
    Are you suggesting he is a homo? No homo
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    Would be interesting to see this done in other first world countries. I imagine countries like Canada and New Zealand would do pretty well, but who knows.
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    (Original post by ConsiderScience)
    Is that really relevant?
    Apparently: 'immigrants are gay' :mmm:
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    I think the fact that we're one of the more socially liberal nations in Europe means people are more comfortable with their sexuality.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    He pulled it out from his backside.
    Apt analogous characterisation, given the thread :gah:
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    (Original post by AntisthenesDogger)
    once past the more populated south is quite conservative. Especially in ideals of family role, societal roles etc
    Probably similar in the UK I imagine.. Northerners can be such lovely, humble people, but not the most welcoming of folks who are rather 'different', at times..
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Apparently: 'immigrants are gay' :mmm:
    I always thought so. With their shiny hair, and leather coats!
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    Germany surprises me a bit - but then I always forget how catholic it actually is. I'd be interested to know what the remaining 16% consists of - maybe because NI doesn't have full equality yet?
    Germany isn't Catholic, they were literally the first country to ditch Catholicism. Spain is the super Catholic one so I am surprised at how accepting they are.
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    That's pretty gay, if you ask me.
    Gay enough? Too gay for your tastes?
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    I wonder how this percent rates emerged. How many people were asked? I cannot imagine for myself that over 82% of the population in Great Britain are gay. I think the true number is lower.
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    (Original post by Minify)
    Germany isn't Catholic, they were literally the first country to ditch Catholicism. Spain is the super Catholic one so I am surprised at how accepting they are.
    And once again...

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    Not since the '80s. Common mistake, and my point was that it's one I would also have made before I lived there.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religio...y#Christianity
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    I wonder how this percent rates emerged. How many people were asked? I cannot imagine for myself that over 82% of the population in Great Britain are gay. I think the true number is lower.
    I don't think it was a survey, I think it was a quantification of each nations laws and social policies towards the LGBT community represented in a percentage.

    The 82% doesn't mean 82% of the UK is gay, or even supports homosexuality. It means homosexuals are equally and fairly represented and protected in 82% of the nations laws and policy.
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    (Original post by bubadeeboop)
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    The 82% doesn't mean 82% of the UK is gay, or even supports homosexuality. It means homosexuals are equally and fairly represented and protected in 82% of the nations laws and policy.
    Ah, I see. That makes sense. But I wonder whether it took the laws and policies of the regions and all cities of a country into account or just the law and policy of the country in general.
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    (Original post by MrEFeynman)
    I wonder if Belgiums high score is down to the European Parliament and all the MEP's that work there
    Are you suggesting the EP is gay? Well, I suppose that figures given some of their legislative activity.. :beard:
 
 
 
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