If countries had equal rights for their LGBTQ+ citizens this visualization would not exist. We make use of the rainbow flag to portray to what extent different dimensions of queer life are disregarded by state regulations.
The data in this project comes from ILGA-Europe's yearlyRainbow IndexBecause data is not currently made available in a manageable format, we scraped it from the website for the years between 2015 to 2023. All the raw data and the scrapper code is made available in theproject's repository.
We collected the rating that ILGA provides for each category for each country over the years. We also gathered the assessment that the organization does of the different criteria inside each category. The first set of information is used in the construction of the different flags, where the size is proportional to how accomplished the countries are in the promotion of equality for their LGBTQ+ community. In 2022, Rainbow Data introduced "Intersex bodily integrity" as a seventh category. Criteria covered in this category was previously part of "Legal gender recognition and bodily integrity". To allow comparison across different years, we merged the new category with "Legal gender recognition" for the years 2022 and 2023. To do so, we calculated the weighted average of the two categories based on the number of criteria covered by each.