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LGBTQ people’s rights in Sweden

This leaflet is for young LGBTQ people who are newly arrived in Sweden. LGBTQ people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people. In this leaflet, information is provided about your rights as an LGBTQ individual in Sweden. At the back, there is a list of organisations, authorities and websites where you can get more information, help, and support.

The laws in Sweden are based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, meaning that all people are equal and should have equal rights. No one is allowed to threaten you, hit you, or treat you badly because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer.

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