Public Health minister Gabriel Wilkström

The Swedish government will shell out compensation to transgender people who were victims of forced sterilization, the country’s public health minister has confirmed. Until 2013, Swedish law specified that people who wanted to change legal gender had to be “lacking the ability to procreate”. This meant that hundreds of transgender people were forced to undergo surgery to

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Sweden to host EuroPride 2018

It’s often considered one of the most LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe – and in 2018, the Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm will join forces to host Europride, it has been announced.   Stockholm Pride and Gothenburg’s West Pride will split the duties, the European Pride Organisers Association has decided. Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg,

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‘Some things you should not need to camouflage’ The Swedish Armed Forces have launched a new Pride campaign, calling on all service members to be free to serve openly. With new posters being put up across the country, it shows a woman in uniform against a camouflage background. But there is one thing that stands

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Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

Pronoun ‘hen’ can be used without revealing gender – either because it is unknown, because the person is transgender, or the information is superfluous. The official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. “Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she)