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July 1, 2014

Sweden’s Kiruna IF ice hockey team will wear the gay pride colors on their uniforms for their 2014-2015 season as they seek to become the first Swedish sports club to be certified as an LGBTI welcoming organization

Players from Sweden’s Kiruna IF ice hockey club will wear uniforms decked out in the colors of the gay pride flag for the next 12 months as part of a bid to become the first sporting association to receive certification by the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights has certified businesses and organizations since 2008 that are committed to providing a good working environment and respectful treatment of LGBTI people and Kiruna IF’s certification process began in June.

November 21, 2013

The Swedish-based company retracted from their Russian customer magazine an article featuring a lesbian couple, saying it could potentially violate Russia's new law banning 'homosexual propaganda' 

Traditionally gay-friendly furniture supplier IKEA has coming under heat for conforming to Russia’s law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’.

The Swedish company scrapped an article from the December issue of their Russian customer magazine ‘IKEA Live,’ saying the editorial could violate the country’s anti-gay law.

The article included photos and text about a lesbian couple.

The company who has broadcast gay-friendly adverts since the 1990s said, in this case, it must remain neutral.

June 11, 2012

Activists from around the world will meet in Stockholm to discuss LGBT equality

Activists from around the world will come together for an international conference on LGBT rights in Stockholm, Sweden.

Around 1,000 people have been invited to the 26th ILGA World Conference, which runs from 10 to 16 December.

This year's theme will be 'Global Rights, Global Respect' and the event will celebrate important events of the last year, including the UN Human Rights Council's historic summit on LGBT rights in March, as well as feature discussions on current and future challenges in the fight for equality.

February 15, 2012

Rights groups call for end to forced sterilization of transgender people in Sweden

Activists hand delivered a petition of 50,000 signatures to the Swedish Prime Minister's office yesterday, calling on the country to end forced sterilization of transgender people.