F&M Global Barometers

The Franklin & Marshall Global Barometer of Gay Rights (GBGR®) and Global Barometer of Transgender Rights (GBTR™) provide a global measure of LGBTI human rights in 202 countries.
"It is not called the partial declaration of human rights. It is not the sometimes declaration of human rights. It is the universal declaration, guaranteeing all human beings their basic human rights—without exception."
– Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights®

F
0%

Most Improved Countries

2018

1. Palau
2. North Cyprus
3. Nauru
4. Seychelles
5. Sao Tome and Principe

The F&M Global Barometer of Transgender Rights™

F
0%

Most Improved Countries

2017

1. Vietnam
2. Switzerland
3. Bhutan
4. Namibia
5. Honduras

Methodology

Quantifiable. Expert. Reliable.

The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights (GBGR®) and F&M Global Barometer of Transgender Rights (GBTR™) utilize a unique methodology combining quantitative research design with qualitative, real-world considerations. Fundamental principles of human rights inform the items on our barometers, which are operationalized using binary variables (1 or 0).

The data has been reviewed by 50+ peer review experts in over 40 countries, including academic scholars, grassroots activists, policy professionals, and local organizations.

Classification

Nations are grouped into regions based on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) country classifications. The GBGR® features 27 items and the GBTR™ features 15 items. Items are chosen based on the availability of reliable data for 202 countries and categorized into the five domains below.

De Jure Protection
De Facto (Civil & Political) Protection
LGBT Rights Advocacy
Socioeconomic Rights
Societal Persecution

The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights®

202Countries
27Items
5Categories
143,822Points of Data

The F&M Global Barometer of Transgender Rights™

202Countries
15Items
5Categories
84,119Points of Data

The Grading Scale

Countries are graded and placed into five categories ranging from protecting to persecuting, or “A” to “F” respectively. Countries scoring an “A” are considered excellent, while countries that score an “F” receive a failing human rights report card.

F
0-59%
Persecuting
D
60-69%
Intolerant
C
70-79%
Resistant
B
80-89%
Tolerant
A
90-100%
Protecting

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