29th July 2014
Stockholm gears up for Scandinavia’s biggest pride festival featuring Conchita Wurst 1
5:43 PM — The city of Stockholm is gearing up for its annual pride festival this week, with performances by Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, a video campaign showing different perspectives on the city, and a range of party options.
28th July 2014
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
5th July 2014
Swedish Ice Hockey team unveils new Pride-themed kit 2
11:26 AM — A Swedish Ice Hockey team has unveiled a new rainbow-themed kit.
27th June 2014
Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season 3
5:26 PM — Swedish hockey team Kiruna IF announce their plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.
27th March 2014
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
14th March 2014
Swedish couple consider leaving home town over third homophobic attack 14
5:58 PM — A gay couple in rural Sweden have said they have considered leaving town after they were subjected to a third allegedly homophobic attack this week.
10th March 2014
Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner in ‘critical condition’ after ‘Nazi’ stabbing 7
12:57 PM — A Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing during an assault by right-wing activists over the weekend.
5th March 2014
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
27th February 2014
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 26
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
25th February 2014
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda
12:13 PM — The finance minister of Sweden has offered support to the Ugandan gay community, after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law yesterday.
21st February 2014
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
22nd November 2013
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
4th October 2013
All Swedish couples banned from adopting Russian children over same-sex marriage 19
7:49 PM — Russian authorities have stopped the adoption of Russian children by all Swedish couples based on the legalisation of equal marriage in Sweden.
20th August 2013
Sweden: Olympic Committee bans political protests against anti-gay legislation at Sochi Olympics 25
2:27 PM — The head of Sweden's Olympic Committee, Stefan Lindeberg has ruled that political protests against Russia's anti-gay legislation will not be tolerated at the Sochi Olympics next year.
19th August 2013
Russia: Finnish minister waves rainbow flag at Moscow athletics, despite anti-gay laws 21
3:17 PM — The Finnish minister for culture and sports attended the World Athletic Championships in Moscow last week, and on Saturday, despite harsh anti-gay laws, flew a rainbow flag at the event.
12th August 2013
Sweden: Pedestrian crossing outside Russian embassy painted in rainbow colours 12
2:56 PM — A pedestrian crossing outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm was late last week painted to rainbow colours, in what is being hailed as a protest against recently introduced anti-gay laws in Russia.
1st August 2013
Sweden: Topless activists storm Russian Embassy in protest at Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
3:47 PM — Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian Embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country’s homophobic censorship laws.
4th July 2013
Sweden: Pakistani court threatens head of LGBT group with life imprisonment over equal marriage support 27
4:38 PM — The head of an LGBT rights group in Sweden has been threatened with a lawsuit over the organisation's support for a same-sex marriage involving a Pakistani person.
24th June 2013
Sweden: Forcibly sterilised transgender people to sue government for compensation 3
4:38 PM — Swedish transgender people who were forced to accept sterilisation, for legal recognition of their gender identity, under a now defunct law, have launched a lawsuit against the state.