Protesters painted the crossing right outside of the Russian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. What a great way to protest!
Photo from Street Art Utopia
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Challenging long-standing gender norms, an alternative to male and female pronouns is gaining ground in the Swedish language. The Swedish National Encyclopedia has added the term “Hen,” a non-gendered substitute for the male “han” and female “hon” (he and she in English). Continue reading
With all of the support that’s coming from the sports world right now, I love this new ad from the Swedish mobile carrier Halebop. It features a gay hockey player in the locker room with his teammates. The ad and the english translation are after the jump!
Pro soccer player Robbie Rogers came out of the closet, and then immediately announced he was leaving the game.
Rogers played in his first pro soccer game with the Columbus Crew of the MLS in 2007, then played for the Leeds United in 2011, and most recently for League One’s Stevenage, on load from the Chicago Fire. Rogers also played for the US in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Rogers says he “could’t be happier” after coming out and stepping away from the sport, and posted “Just getting some sh*t off my chest,” on his twitter followed by a link to his website where he shared his story:
Since the 1970s it has been Swedish law that if you’re trans and trying to change that little letter on your drivers license from ‘F’ to ‘M’, you must first undergo sterilisation. This has been a hot-button issue in Sweden for some time, and whilst most of Swedish parliament is in favor of getting rid of the out-dated law, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeld has let a small band of conservatives hinder the much wanted reform.
Feminist writer and sexual rights campaigner Jane Fae responded saying: Continue reading
It sometimes seems like sports is the final frontier for coming out. In pretty much every other major profession there are big-profile names who are out and keep on kicking ass and taking names. Yet in sports players tend to not come out until they’ve retired or are about to. So it’s good to see Anton Hysen, a player for one of Sweden’s football teams (real football as in soccer, not the American misconception of it), come out earlier this week.
Way to go Anton!