Want to know more about the top countries with the biggest gay populations? Great! We are here to present you with Insider Monkey’s latest article. Being gay is not a newfangled thing, as the ancient Greek army included the largest number of gay soldiers, ever. The army promoted itself to gay men: “join the army and take your lover, too!”. Then, across centuries, gay people were persecuted and executed if they were caught on homosexuality. However, final penalty still exists, as in many countries gays pay with death for being homosexual. These are Muslim countries, as due to Sharia laws allow to execute homosexual people.

Fortunately there are lots of other countries, where gay couples can get married, or even can adopt babies, such as the Netherlands, the United States and so on. Although we mentioned that Muslim countries put to death those who are caught on homosexuality, you will see that most countries on the compilation are Muslim. And now, let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for you. The first country on our list is South Africa that got the fourth spot on the original compilation. Believe it or not, but South Africa is a very progressive country, as it has legalized same sex marriage and same sex couples can adopt chidren. This country has a population of 59 million, and it’s the twenty-fourth most populous nation in the world. It has a multiethnic culture with a wide range of languages, religions. Perhaps this is the reason its progressive policies on LGBT. South Africa is followed by Brazil, the country where people are bright and accepting towards gay people. Brazil deserved the second spot on the list, as among Latin American countries it has the best homosexual laws. What’s more, it legalized gay marriage in 2013. For more interesting information, please jump to the top countries with the biggest gay population. Believe us, it’s worth reading it!


I am from Hungary, Europe. I graduated as a theologian, and social pedagogue.