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LGBT history in Sweden

This article concerns LGBT history in the Nordic country of Sweden.


Homosexuality in Sweden was decriminalised in 1944.[1]

6 years later, the Swedish Federation for LGBT Rights (RFSL) was founded.

See also


  1. ^ "Where is it illegal to be gay?". BBC News. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

Further reading

  • Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Hanna, and Klara Arnberg. "Ambivalent Spaces—The Emergence of a New Gay Male Norm Situated Between Notions of the Commercial and the Political in the Swedish Gay Press, 1969–1986." Journal of homosexuality 62.6 (2015): 763–781.
  • Carlson-Rainer, Elise. "Sweden Is a World Leader in Peace, Security, and Human Rights." World Affairs 180.4 (2017): 79–85. online
  • Rydström, Jens. Odd couples: A history of gay marriage in Scandinavia (Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2011).
  • Rydström, J. Sinners and citizens: Bestiality and homosexuality in Sweden, 1880–1950 (U of Chicago Press, 2003) online.
  • Rydström J. & K. Mustola, eds. Criminally queer: homosexuality and criminal law in Scandinavia 1842–1999 (Amsterdam: Aksant, 2007). online
  • Sundevall, Fia, and Alma Persson. "LGBT in the military: policy development in Sweden 1944–2014." Sexuality Research and Social Policy 13.2 (2016): 119–129. online

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