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Sweden has a reputation for being one of the most open-minded, welcoming countries in the world. It’s a place where diversity and inclusion is important, thus making it a fantastic travel destination for LGBT+ people from all over the world. 


2019 is an important year for Sweden. It heralds the 75th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the country. This is why people often say Sweden has been “gay since 1944.” Add to this, 10 years of equal same-gender marriage, Sweden has a lot to be proud of when it comes to being part of the global LGBT+ community. 


A visit to LGBT+ friendly Sweden is guaranteed to excite and inspire. Stockholm is regarded as one of the world’s most ‘Open Cities’ – a beautiful and sophisticated city with an inclusive LGBT scene. It’s also when the city turns into one, big summer party for Stockholm Pride, Scandinavia’s biggest Pride festival and allegedly Sweden’s biggest annual event. But whatever time of year you visit, urban adventurers will also revel in Stockholm’s delicious foodie scene and its passion for art, architecture and design. 


Gothenburg is another fabulous city with a strong LGBT+ community. Each year, the city kicks off the summer season with West Pride, that attracts travellers from miles around. Plus it’s a summer full of festivals and wonderful things to do. The city is also the gateway to the gorgeous archipelago and countryside of West Sweden, so it will come as no surprise that Gothenburg boasts some of the freshest, most innovative restaurant concepts around. From the world’s densest concentration of Michelin stars considering its population, to everyday eats, Gothenburg is sure to delight gay and lesbian foodies. 


But wherever you go in the country, Sweden is a place that truly welcomes you regardless of where you come from, who you love or whatever your interests. It really is a place that is Open to Everyone. For more LGBT+ travel inspiration, visit our dedicated portal at


Sweden – Editor’s choice

Magazine editors are great barometers when it comes to deciding what your next holiday destination should be. After all, it is their job to journey the world and try out the best experiences so they can tell their readers about what each place offers. VisitSweden talked to four international LGBT+ magazine editors, including our own Merryn Johns and asked them what it is they love most about the country. Read what they have to say and be inspired. Then all you need to do is enter the prize draw and you may win a holiday to Sweden.



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