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LGBT Stockholm

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Stockholm Pride.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a good destination for gay and lesbian travel. Same-sex marriage is legal since 2009, and carried out by the Church of Sweden as well as government-appointed officiants. The dominant sexual minority rights organization is called RFSL: [1]

Stockholm's official hospitality website has a page for LGBT venues: [2]

Venues exist all around the inner city, with some concentration on Södermalm.


During Stockholm Pride, some museums usually have exhibitions with a sexual minority theme.


  • The Royal Opera (Norrmalm) is frequented by gay men.
  • Stockholm Pride. Is the annual LGBT festival in June/August, with a parade that attracts leading politicians and celebrities.


  • Mälarpaviljongen (Kungsholmen), a waterfront restaurant.


Stay safe[edit]

Hate speech and discrimination against homosexuals are prohibited by Swedish law. Establishments cannot discriminate against customers because of gender or sexual orientation. This means that there are no gay-only, lesbian-only, male-only or women-only venues, except member-only venues.

Homophobic violence exists, but is rather uncommon. Police and other authorities are tough on hate crimes.

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