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New Zealand Defense Force rated world’s most LGBTI inclusive military

in NEW ZEALAND, 24/02/2014

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has released a study of LGBTI inclusion in the world’s militaries and has rated New Zealand’s armed forces the most supportive.

HCSS released the study yesterday and says it is the first ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of LGBTI service members in the armed forces.

Nigeria was rated the worst country for LGBTI military inclusiveness with a rating of just 3%, followed soon by Iran and Syria at 6% and 7%.

The only African nations to have an inclusion rating of more than 50% were South Africa at 80% and Rwanda at 52% and the only Middle Eastern country with a rating higher than 50% was Israel at 92%.

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