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Shelton: Swedish army is ramming a political agenda down people’s throats

Shelton: Swedish army is ramming a political agenda down people’s throats

Update: 30-01-2018 1:00pm  Australian Conservatives senate candidate has admitted he mistook an Pride advertisement from the Swedish Army, and thought it was a campaign from the Australian army. “Someone sent me the image and I mistook it for the Australian Army. My bad. I can only hope the Australia Army doesn’t keep going down this […]

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Robyn releases short film and new single ‘Missing U’

Swedish pop sensation Robyn has dropped her first solo single since 2010, along with a short film declaring her love for her fans. Missing U is the Call Your Girlfriend singer’s latest release, following her much acclaimed 2010 LP Body Talk and her 2014 collaboration with Royksopp Do It Again. The single’s accompanying movie shows Robyn listening to […]

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Diversity in the armed forces – imagine if it was more than a finger nail

OPINION Sweden’s armed forces are celebrating the country’s annual Pride celebrations and highlighting that their military is an organisation that embraces diversity and equality. During the Pride celebrations their armed forces have launched a campaign called We Don’t Always March Straight. The campaign involves a website and newspaper advertisements that highlight their commit to diversity […]

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Sweden to compensate trans people sterilised under past law

Sweden to compensate trans people sterilised under past law

Sweden have revealed plans to compensate trans individuals who were forced to undergo sterilisation in order to have their gender recognised under past law. The decision comes after a court ruling that decreed the requirement for trans people to undergo surgery to be legally recognised was a violation of European Human Rights. The now defunct […]

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Gabriel Fontana is Electric

Gabriel Fontana is Electric

Gabriel Fontana is a climbing up the charts in Sweden and getting some world wide attention for his tune Electric.  Gabriel is originally from Brazil but now lives in Sweden. Last year he appeared on Swedish Idol (they still have Idol in Sweden?). The judges didn’t pick Gabriel at the audition phase, but he went on […]

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Sweden to introduce official Pride flag postage stamp

Sweden to introduce official Pride flag postage stamp

Sweden’s postal service have revealed they will add a Pride flag stamp to their collection. PostNord said the decision is “a reflection of modern Sweden where the importance of diversity is self-evident.” PostNord spokesperson Per Ljungberg says by issuing the Pride stamp, the service want to emphasise the equal value of all people and the […]

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Swedish Armed Forces launch Pride campaign

Sweden’s army have launched a new campaign that promotes LGBTIQ Pride and inclusiveness in the country’s military. The poster for the campaign presents a woman in camouflage gear posed before a camouflage background. The soldier has a prominent rainbow badge sewn onto her arm, boldly against the green and brown of the image along with […]

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Swedes Promote Peace With Pro-Gay ‘Singing Sailor’

Swedes Promote Peace With Pro-Gay ‘Singing Sailor’

In Sweden, an organisation has put in place a new measure to discourage naval conflicts. In response to concerns about a greater Russian military presence in the Baltic Sea, Sweden announced plans to increase mobilization of its navy in the area. However, one organisation has put in place a very different approach to resolving conflict. […]

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Sweden Adds Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Dictionary

Sweden Adds Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Dictionary

Sweden’s official dictionary, to be released in April, will include a gender-neutral pronoun, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. In addition to the male pronoun “han” (he) and the female pronoun “hon” (she), the new gender neutral pronoun “hen” will take the function of referring to singular people who prefer not to use the […]

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Have Scientists Discovered What Makes You Gay?

Have Scientists Discovered What Makes You Gay?

Researchers in Sweden and California believe they may have discovered a biological pre-disposition to sexuality through epigenetic causes. Epigenetics is the study of epi-markers, markers on genes that control how that particular gene is expressed. Usually the information on epi-markers is wiped clean from one generation to the next but now scientists believe gay people […]

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