26 April 2013
Sweden: High school to open gender-neutral changing room
A high school in Sweden is opening a gender-neutral changing room, in order to cater for trans, students and those who "aren't comfortable being divided into gender stereotypes."
4 April 2013
Sweden: Two MPs urge government to keep trans infertility requirement for gender reassignment
Two MPs in Sweden have written an argument against the country removing its requirement for transgender people to be "infertile" in order to receive gender reassignment surgery, saying it should keep the requirement, and claiming that many trans people don't want children.
1 March 2013
Sweden: Married Ugandan men receive permission to stay after death threats from home
The couple whose separation in Uganda and eventual reunion and marriage in Sweden made international news have learnt that they have both been granted asylum.
27 February 2013
Sweden: Forcibly sterilised trans people to fight compensation battle
Trans men and women in Sweden are suing their state for sterilisations that were carried out on them during gender reassignments under a law that was repealed in January this year.
7 February 2013
Sweden: Gay couple married in Sweden say their families back home are being harassed
Two Ugandan asylum seekers were reunited in Sweden and married last month, but they say their relatives back home are being harassed over the news of their wedding.
5 February 2013
Sweden: Crown princess makes surprise appearance to hand out ‘Gay of the Year’ award
In a surprise appearance, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, handed out the country's Gay of the Year award on Tuesday.
29 January 2013
Sweden: Married Ugandan men victims of ‘lottery’ asylum system
A gay Ugandan couple were separated in 2008 when one was forced to flee to Sweden.
10 January 2013
Sweden ends forced sterilisation rule for people who undergo gender reassignment
Sweden has ended a law which made forced sterilisation compulsory for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery, in order for the state to recognise their gender identity.
9 December 2012
Swedish football team sacks its entire first squad for homophobic abuse
A Swedish football team has sacked its entire first squad for chanting homophobic slurs at a rival team, made up mainly of LGBT people, and encouraging fans to do the same.
26 November 2012
Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard: Gay people need an out football star
The Manchester United player Anders Lindegaard has called on closeted gay football players to come out because “gay people need a hero”.
23 October 2012
Q&A: Swedish gay footballer Anton Hysen
Anton Hysen, the world’s only openly gay professional footballer, says his life has changed dramatically for the better, following his decision to come out eighteen months ago.
29 August 2012
Lesbian couple in Sweden report their council to equality body after being charged for insemination
A lesbian couple in Sweden have reported their county council to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman after they were forced to pay 3,000 kronor (£289) for two inseminations, when heterosexual couples are treated free of charge.
31 July 2012
Travel: Vibrancy and tradition in gay Stockholm
Home to international icons including IKEA and H&M, Stockholm is a vibrant city filled with great people, great food and lots of activities for the LGBT community, Joey Amato writes.
17 July 2012
Sweden: Trans asylum seeker’s partner to be deported to Russia
Russian trans asylum seeker, Lita, who is currently in hiding somewhere in Sweden, narrowly escaped being caught last week.
9 May 2012
Sweden: Trans woman ‘in hiding’ to escape deportation to Russia
A Russian trans woman refused asylum in Sweden appears today to be defying Swedish authorities by refusing to aid them in their efforts to deport her to Russia.
4 May 2012
Sweden: Deportation nears for trans woman abused in native Russia
Time is fast running out for a Russian trans woman who, it was reported recently in Pink News, fears being forced by Swedish authorities to return to Russia, where she expects to face violence and possible imprisonment at the hands of the authorities.
24 April 2012
Analysis: Sweden to deport trans woman assaulted and urinated on by Russian police
As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, the latter country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.
28 March 2012
Reggae star’s Swedish concert cancelled again over anti-gay lyrics
Jamaican reggae star Sizzla has been prevented from appearing in Stockholm tonight, despite a go-ahead earlier in the day, in response to a widespread backlash from gay rights activists on account of the anti-gay lyrics in his music.