There’s a wide range of legal regulations, as well as social standards, across Europe when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. Countries such as Sweden claim more Pride festivals per capita than anywhere else in the world. Many parts of Eastern Europe, on the other hand, sit very much on the wrong side of history.
Although looking at a nation’s human rights index is a pretty reliable way of gauging whether LGBTQ+ visitors will feel safe and welcome, there are cities where communities have come together to build pockets of security. These spots in Europe are a mix of under-the-radar queer destinations and popular ones like Berlin and London.