BRIGHTON is the most LGBTQ+ friendly destination in the UK, according to a recent study.

According to a report by ParkSleepFly, the city beat Bristol and Manchester to place first in Britain.

Globally, Brighton narrowly missed out on a spot in the top three - placing fourth behind Lisbon, Porto in Portugal and Cologne in Germany.

Martin Jones, CEO at ParkSleepFly, said the bustling heart of the community in Kemp Town, its plethora of pubs and clubs and its Pride event - one of the largest in the UK, all saw Brighton score highly in the rankings.

He said: “Brighton is a city that is loud and very proud of its LGBTQ+ community.

“Despite the high chances of grey weather, the locals are ever welcoming and always in the mood to party.

“Brighton is arguably the UK’s gaycation destination of dreams.”

All of the top 10 destinations were from Europe - with the exception of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.

Top 10 LGBTQ+ friendly destinations

  1. Lisbon, Portugal - 7.35
  2. Porto, Portugal - 6.98
  3. Cologne, Germany - 5.91
  4. Brighton, UK - 5.84
  5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - 5.77
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands - 5.53
  7. Bristol, UK - 5.49
  8. Dublin, Ireland - 5.46
  9. Gran Canaria, Spain - 5.45
  10. Manchester, UK - 5.22

The study was based on a number of factors with Brighton scoring highly with an anti-discrimination rating of 94.

Brighton was also found to have good accommodation options with 526 hotels per 100,000 people and an average nightly hotel price over a weekend of £117.

The Portuguese capital placed top for its prime spot in the Mediterranean region, with gay bars and clubs dotted along its hilly streets, and scored a perfect 100 rating for anti-discrimination laws.

Cologne in Germany was classed as the best place to visit for events, with 23 different LGBTQ+ events being held throughout the year, with the Bavarian capital of Munich being ranked the safest city for LGBTQ+ people to visit.

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