Asher & Lyric (Asher Fergusson who hails from Sydney, Australia and Lyric Fergusson from Los Angeles) have made it their cause to help other travelers prepare for and safely tour the world. The straight couple's site offers packing lists for destinations around the globe, a report on the hidden dangers of Airbnbs, an index of the most dangerous destinations for women travelers, and an exhaustively researched index of the Worst (and Best) Countries for LGBTQ Travel (see below).
For the latter, the couple "looked at the top 150 most-visited countries in the world (by number of incoming tourists) and then carefully examined LGBTQ+ rights for each country. We created our LGBTQ+ travel safety index based on a total of nine ranking factors. We worked with academic researcher, Eliot Assoudeh PhD., to design the methodology and cross-reference all data. We utilized a mixed methods research design to create the index. In this year’s update we also added transgender legal identity laws which weren’t included in our original 2019 study."
The results are below the following legend, starting with the worst (most dangerous) country for LGBTQ+ travelers and building to the best (least dangerous country).