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LGBTI Rights in Sweden


ADDED ON: 02/29/2020

Chechen exile survives suspected assassination attempt after fighting off attacker

A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him in his apartment in Poland.…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2020

Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500%

For several days this week the veteran Swedish journalist Malou von Sivers will cover the same topic in every episode of her nightly TV chat show: the extraordinary rise in diagnoses of…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2020

Swedish crown princess makes history with first-ever visit to an LGBT organisation

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel have made a historic royal visit to an LGBT+ organisation, sending a clear message of support in the face of growing nationalist…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

IKEA SUED BY WORKER FIRED FOR POSTING ANTI-GAY BIBLE QUOTES

Ikea is being sued by a former employee who claims he was fired for refusing to take down anti-gay comments from the company's intranet. On May 16, International Day Against Homophobia and…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2019

Swedish LGBT group drops out of Sweden’s top political festival over Nazi threats

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL) has canceled its attendance at this year’s Almedalen political festival in protest over the hatred and threats that it says have…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2018

Artists Repaint Gothenburg Trams for LGBT Rights

Gothenburg Public Transportation company Västtrafik invited artists from Sweden’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities to repaint six trams as part of August’s EuroPride celebration. Prints of the tram photographs will be…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2018

Neo-Nazis In Sweden Allegedly Attacked People Supporting Israel And LGBT Rights

Members of a neo-Nazi group were allegedly involved in two separate incidents in Sweden this week, reportedly attacking LGBT rights supporters and a member of the Sweden–Israel Friendship Association. The men accused…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

World Cup Countries with More LGBT Rights Are Doing Way, Way Better

Countries which have taken more steps towards LGBT equality have overwhelmingly done better at the 2018 World Cup than their intolerant counterparts. Every nation where homosexuality is illegal has been knocked out…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Swedish Orchestra Turns Homophobic Hate Mail Into Music

After receiving homophobic hate mail over a concert that included music by LGBT composers, a Swedish orchestra has responded by turning the messages into music. The anonymous letter to the Helsingborg Symphony…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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