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SWEDEN

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you been the victim of violence in SWEDEN because you are trans?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I don’t ever feel safe (0 %) Yes, by individuals (0 %) Yes, by a group (0 %) Yes, by the police (0 %) No (100%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in SWEDEN...
behrooz (user currently living in SWEDEN) posted for gay readers on 19/09/2010 tagged with human rights
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Hello

My name is Behrouz, 23 years old, I am a student from Iran.
I am Gay man!
It is only about 2 weeks that I came to Sweden . I accepted for two year master program.So I'm going to be here for next two year.
When a straight man or woman get admitted in a Swedish university and they apply for visa application for themselves , their husband or wife can also apply as co-applicant for getting visa for the same period of time that their partner had applied.therefor they can be together for that period of time.

But what about me? I'm a gay and I didn't had any choice. My partner is Iran right now and I can't do anything for him . I feel very disappoint and frustrated and lonely . I don't think if I'm ever gonna to make this or not. I'm going to miss him so very much.

I found your E-mail through RFSL website.
So i thought you might can help me with my questions,
I had been with my life partner Alireza since April 2006.And we had been live together for three years.

So these are my questions:
- If Alireza manged to come here for January holidays for 30 days. Is it possible for us to get married here and then we apply for visa for him as a Co-applicant here?

-If we can't get married here!is it possible for us to be Sambo and then trying to get visa for him?

-Is there anyway for us to get together again?


And as you might know by now there is not any meaning for being gay in my own country.And they definitely kill us if they knew about our relationship.But it doesn't matter for us.I don't care .because we have to live anyway and I need to be graduated more and more to find better job opportunities.therefore a life! no matter in Iran or outside of it .I need this graduation. I can't loose this.of course if we could stay here and work for Sweden it would be very good.Because Sweden is the most Gay friendly in whole world.but i don't know if it possible or not.
Anyway I need to be close to my beloved one.I think I'm going to lose my mind.

If you have not any answer to my questions, Please give me a hint or e-mail address of someone who might have these answers.Not because of any favor for me But for the value of Being a Human.

Thanks for your time
My Best Regards

Behrouz
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behrooz (user currently living in SWEDEN) posted for gay readers on 19/09/2010 tagged with human rights
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Hello

My name is Behrouz, 23 years old, I am a student from Iran.
I am Gay man!
It is only about 2 weeks that I came to Sweden . I accepted for two year master program.So I'm going to be here for next two year.
When a straight man or woman get admitted in a Swedish university and they apply for visa application for themselves , their husband or wife can also apply as co-applicant for getting visa for the same period of time that their partner had applied.therefor they can be together for that period of time.

But what about me? I'm a gay and I didn't had any choice. My partner is Iran right now and I can't do anything for him . I feel very disappoint and frustrated and lonely . I don't think if I'm ever gonna to make this or not. I'm going to miss him so very much.

I found your E-mail through RFSL website.
So i thought you might can help me with my questions,
I had been with my life partner Alireza since April 2006.And we had been live together for three years.

So these are my questions:
- If Alireza manged to come here for January holidays for 30 days. Is it possible for us to get married here and then we apply for visa for him as a Co-applicant here?

-If we can't get married here!is it possible for us to be Sambo and then trying to get visa for him?

-Is there anyway for us to get together again?


And as you might know by now there is not any meaning for being gay in my own country.And they definitely kill us if they knew about our relationship.But it doesn't matter for us.I don't care .because we have to live anyway and I need to be graduated more and more to find better job opportunities.therefore a life! no matter in Iran or outside of it .I need this graduation. I can't loose this.of course if we could stay here and work for Sweden it would be very good.Because Sweden is the most Gay friendly in whole world.but i don't know if it possible or not.
Anyway I need to be close to my beloved one.I think I'm going to lose my mind.

If you have not any answer to my questions, Please give me a hint or e-mail address of someone who might have these answers.Not because of any favor for me But for the value of Being a Human.

Thanks for your time
My Best Regards

Behrouz
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