Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

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RFSL holding a seminar at the Jiingijamborii national jamboree in Rinkaby

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL, Riksförbundet för homosexuellas, bisexuellas, transpersoners och queeras rättigheter, formerly Riksförbundet för sexuellt likaberättigande) is a Swedish organization working for LGBT rights.

It was founded in 1950, which makes it one of the oldest LGBT rights organizations in the world. It has currently about 6,000 members (2004) and has 28 regional offices spread over the country. Its Pioneer member in the 1950s was Oskar Andersson (1904–1982).

RFSL was a major lobbyist for gender-neutral marriage, a goal that was reached in April 2009 after 50 years of working with that specific issue.

Got some criticism for a loosely connected sub-group in Stockholm called PAG ( Pedofila ArbetsGruppen=Pedophile Working Group) but from which some leading members,e.g. Martin Andreasson, distanced themselves from.[1]

In July 2007, RFSL received official NGO status at the United Nations ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council).[2]

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  1. ^ RFSL, 5 nov 1998, Sex mellan barn och vuxna kan aldrig accepteras, (Sex between children and grown-ups can never be tolerated) by Martin Andreasson. (Swedish)
  2. ^ Queer (German)

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