The LGBT guide to Stockholm

Narrow streets meet open minds. Gay and lesbian life in Stockholm is like the city itself: easily accessible, hugely fun, highly varied and warm and welcoming.

LGBT progress in Sweden

1944 Homosexual relationships are legalized

1972 Sweden becomes the first country in the world to legallyallow gender change

1979 The National Board of Health and Welfare(Socialstyrelsen) decides homosexuality is no longera mental disorder

1987 Ban on discrimination against homosexuals bybusinesses and government officials takes effect

1988 Homosexuals included in the cohabitation law

1995 The Registered Partnership Act (domestic partnershiplaw) is passed

1999 HomO, an ombudsman for LGBT people, is established

2003 Constitutional change to outlaw hate speech based onsexual orientation

2003 Adoption rights for same-sex couples

2005 Insemination rights for lesbian couples

2009 Transgender identity and expressions included in anti-discrimination act

2009 Gender-neutral marriage law in effect

2011 Prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientationis added to the Swedish constitution

2013 Mandatory sterilization stricken from law regardingchange of legal gender

More info:

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights - RFSL - is a non-profit organization founded in 1950. RFSL's goal is that the same rights, opportunities and obligations shall apply to LGBT people as for everyone else in society. Follow link to read more.

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LGBT progress in Sweden