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November 15, 2013

After decades away, LGBT favorite ABBA could reunite to celebrate their legacy

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA is considering a reunion to mark the 40th anniversary of the band’s first hit Waterloo.

They have not performed together for 27 years, but Agnetha Faltskog has said they are mulling over getting back together to celebrate their legacy.

The last time they were even seen in public together was 2008 for the release of ABBA musical film 'Mamma Mia'.

Faltskog, who formed ABBA in 1972 with guitarist and songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus, told a German newspaper about future possible plans.

November 15, 2013

After decades away, LGBT favorite ABBA could reunite to celebrate their legacy

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA is considering a reunion to mark the 40th anniversary of the band’s first hit Waterloo.

They have not performed together for 27 years, but Agnetha Faltskog has said they are mulling over getting back together to celebrate their legacy.

The last time they were even seen in public together was 2008 for the release of ABBA musical film 'Mamma Mia'.

Faltskog, who formed ABBA in 1972 with guitarist and songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus, told a German newspaper about future possible plans.

October 18, 2013

Gay Star News heads to Stockholm for Pride and wonders how a city so close to St Petersburg could be so different

It only takes an hour to fly from Stockholm in Sweden to St Petersburg in Russia, and the two countries couldn't be more different.

In one, sexuality is so free and open that public masturbation just became legal.

In the other, having a 'non-traditional' orientation can condemn you for life.

As I prepared to join the tens of thousands flocking to the Swedish capital for Pride back in August I began to realize why Stockholm could challenge for the right to call itself the LGBT capital of the world.

May 13, 2013

As Sweden hosts the Eurovision Song Contest, their entry to the tournament, Robin Stjernberg tells us he's a straight guy who kisses his gay mates

After victory in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with Loreen’s “Euphoria”, the 2013 competition will be held in the spiritual home of the tournament… Sweden! (If you don’t know much about Eurovision read our beginners guide.)

April 25, 2013

With bookies Paddy Power offering odds on an ABBA reunion, it could be a case of the Winner Takes It All

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme odds on an ABBA comeback! Agnetha Fältskog has hinted at a band reunion and the bookies are already taking bets.

Fältskog, the blonde one, was asked by Die Zeit Magazine if she would join an ABBA reunion, and said she was open to it.

‘Maybe a charity concert? I would not say “No” right away,’ she said.

Speculation has grown given the opening of the ABBA Museum, scheduled for 7 May in Stockholm.

And some have suggested the band may reunite to open the Eurovision Song Contest show in Malmo, Sweden.

April 25, 2013

With bookies Paddy Power offering odds on an ABBA reunion, it could be a case of the Winner Takes It All

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme odds on an ABBA comeback! Agnetha Fältskog has hinted at a band reunion and the bookies are already taking bets.

Fältskog, the blonde one, was asked by Die Zeit Magazine if she would join an ABBA reunion, and said she was open to it.

‘Maybe a charity concert? I would not say “No” right away,’ she said.

Speculation has grown given the opening of the ABBA Museum, scheduled for 7 May in Stockholm.

And some have suggested the band may reunite to open the Eurovision Song Contest show in Malmo, Sweden.

April 4, 2013

The Swedish capital is world center for design and style spread across 14 stunning islands, as well as ‘the world’s most gay-friendly city’

Love them or loathe them, ABBA remain one of Sweden’s most successful exports with a special place in the heart of many a dancing queen. And ABBA fans are again beating a path to the new ABBA museum opening in May in Stockholm.

But there is a lot more you can do in what they call ‘the world’s most gay-friendly city’.

June 25, 2012

DJ and alternative gay scene svengali Amy Lamé checks out the coolest LGBT hangouts in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm

Let’s face it: Sweden is a nation of beauty. And that’s just the people.

The country that has given us ABBA, IKEA, and Loreen is also a world leader in LGBT equality. And they aren’t afraid of shouting about it, either.

December 21, 2011

Lesbian director says playing Margaret Thatcher over 35 year span in 'The Iron Lady' is 'a gargantuan undertaking for any actor'

Phyllida Lloyd was already in good with Meryl Streep.

The lesbian director had worked with the great star on the big-grossing movie musical Mamma Mia! in 2008 by the time she sent Streep the script for the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady.

Streep quickly agreed to take on the role of the former British prime minister.