In May, PlanetRomeo, an online community and gay dating service for men, released its Gay Happiness Index (GHI) for gay men. Iceland topped the index with a score of 79 out of 100, while other Nordic countries Norway (77) and Denmark (76) took the second and third spot.
The index ranks countries on three criteria: public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction. Uganda (20) at 127 was the unhappiest country for gay men. Taiwan (54) was listed 34 on the index, but there is still room for improvement.
Among Asian nations, the top three were Israel (71) at seven, Thailand (67) at 16 and then Taiwan. China (41) placed 63 on the index, which was slightly lower than South Korea (43) at 57 and one spot higher than Singapore (41) at 64.