The top 10 places in Europe for LGBT workers have been revealed

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Norway has been named the top European country to work in for LGBT workers.

New research from Expert Market looked into anti-discriminatory legislation, employment law and tolerance levels in 43 countries, comparing it with unemployment and salary data.

Finland, Belgium, Germany and Sweden made up the rest of the top five, with Armenia at the bottom of the table.

The UK came in at number 1ten on the list.

Benjamin Pelosse, who ran the research, told The Local they’d developed the rankings as most current data only applied to holidaymakers.

“There are a lot of studies on where to go when you’re LGBT,” he explained. “But they’re more related to the best cities to visit, not the best cities to work.

Explaining how Norway stole the top spot, he added: “Norway had the best protections against discrimination you can have, and tolerance is also quite high.”

“The unemployment rate is low, the disposable salary is high. If I am an LGBT worker, it’s one of the best countries to be in for sure.”

Researchers gave countries a score in six different areas, which were then divided to give an overall rating.

The top 10 places in Europe for LGBT workers have been revealed
Armenia was at the bottom of the table

Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia joined Armenia in the bottom five – highlighted as places to avoid.

Norway has frequently hit headlines for its inclusive policies, this year approving same-sex weddings in it’s Evangelical-Lutheran church.

It became in second country in Europe to provide free HIV-preventing PrEP drugs through it’s National Health Service in 2016. PrEP is known to reduce the risk of HIV infections by up to 86%.

Trans people in the country are also legally allowed to change their gender by signing just one form, in a scheme which is also open to children with the consent of their parents.

In contrast, reports from Amnesty International have highlighted widespread harassment of the LGBT community in Armenia.

The country also came under fire for proposing a law to ban the discussion of lesbian and gay relationships, which was later struck down.