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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #1 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(3%) Against
Support (89%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #3 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(17%) Disagree
Agree (79%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #2 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(2.4%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (96%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #4 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (81.3%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #2 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(9.8%) Disagree
Agree (74.5%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #1 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(5%) No
Yes (94%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #23 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(57%) Widespread
Rare (32%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #1 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(5%) Disagree
Agree (95%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #9 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(22%) No
Yes (69%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #7 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(42%) Widespread
Rare (55%)

History

Homosexual activity in Sweden

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Homosexual activity in Sweden is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 1944
Legal
Homosexual activity has been legal in Sweden since 1944.
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Same-sex marriage in Sweden

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Same-sex marriage in Sweden is legal.

Current status
Since May 1, 2009
Legal
Sweden becomes the seventh country to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Jan 1, 1995–May 1, 2009
Civil unions
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Sweden

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Sweden is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Sweden, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Sweden

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Right to change legal gender in Sweden is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Jan 10, 2013
Legal, surgery not required
A psychiatric or psychological evaluation and diagnosis is required.
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Jul 1, 1972–Sep 5, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
See article below.
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Jul 1, 1972–Jan 9, 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Changes of gender were only legally recognised if the individual had undergone sterilisation.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Sweden

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Sweden is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Sweden does not recognize a third or non-binary gender option, however introducing such has been proposed.
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LGBT discrimination in Sweden

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LGBT discrimination in Sweden is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2009
Illegal
Even though the act does state a finite list of areas in which patrons are protected, these finite list virtually covers all aspects of life.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Sweden

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LGBT employment discrimination in Sweden is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1999
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Employment discimination due to sexual orientation (1999), change of legal gender (1996), crossgender identity and expression (2009) are illegal.
Sources:
Diskrimineringslag (2008:567) § 4, riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-La…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Sweden

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LGBT housing discrimination in Sweden is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Housing discimination due to sexual orientation, change of legal gender, crossgender identity and expression are illegal. (I am unsure if it was illegal due to legal gender change and sexual orientation before 2009.)
Sources:
Diskrimineringslag (2008:567) kap 2, §§ 12 riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-La…
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Same-sex adoption in Sweden

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Same-sex adoption in Sweden is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 6, 2002
Legal
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Serving openly in military in Sweden

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Serving openly in military in Sweden is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2009
Legal
Protection against discrimination in the Swedish Armed Forces is explicitly stated.

In 2015, Sweden even ran a campaign encouraging LGBT people to serve openly. The campaign featured a poster of an individual in camouflage with a rainbow flag badge on her arm, with the headline, "some things you should not have to camouflage."

The poster read, "Equality is an essential ingredient in a democracy. In the military, we treat them with respect and see the differences of others as a fortress. We are an inclusive organisation where all the people who serve and contribute feel welcome and respected."
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Blood donations by MSMs in Sweden

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Blood donations by MSMs in Sweden is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Since Sep 19, 2013
Banned (1-year deferral)
Not all clinics/hospitals follow this law.
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Conversion therapy in Sweden

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Conversion therapy in Sweden is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No law prohibits nor promotes this kind of clinics.
Sources:
Could not find a law against it, nor a clinic that performs it.
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Equal age of consent in Sweden

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Equal age of consent in Sweden is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1978
Equal
Age of consent are 15 regardless of sexual orientation.
Sources:
Brottsbalk (1962:700) kap 6 §§ 4-10,14
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