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Sweden is fourth European nation to freeze aid to Uganda over anti-gay law

Friday, March 7, 2014
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The government of Sweden announced Wednesday that it would stop development aid payments to Uganda because of the anti-homosexuality law passed last December and signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni February 24. [ Read more → ]
Armando Trovati, APSweden's Anja Paerson is carried on her teammates' shoulders after completing an alpine ski in the women's World Cup super-G in Schladming, Austria on March 15, 2012. Shortly after retiring in 2012, Paerson announced that she was in a long-term relationship with her girlfriend Filippa, ending years of speculation regarding her private life.

Retired Olympic medalist Anja Paerson speaks out on gay rights

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Anja Paerson is embracing her post-competition career with the same kind of enthusiasm she showed off with her customary, celebratory belly flops on the snow. After all, the Swedish skiing great has a lot to be excited about these days. She's a mother. She's working on TV, and she's back at the Olympics. [ Read more → ]
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Russia halts international adoptions to Sweden over same-sex marriage

Saturday, October 5, 2013
MOSCOW -- Russia has halted all adoptions to prospective parents in Sweden under a recently enacted law banning international adoptions to countries where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
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Athletes show pride with rainbow fingernails at world championships in Moscow

Thursday, August 15, 2013
MOSCOW At least two Swedish athletes at the world championships in Moscow competed with rainbow-colored fingernails Thursday, showing support for gays and lesbians in contrast to Russia's new anti-gay law. [ Read more → ]
Jonas Ekstromer, Scanpix Sweden/APTwo topless Femen activists who climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy grounds run towards the embassy building in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013, during the Stockholm Pride week celebrations, to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Topless activists enter Russian embassy in Sweden to protest anti-gay law

Thursday, August 1, 2013
STOCKHOLM — Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals. [ Read more → ]
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Swedish embassy in Moscow refuses to fly rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
MOSCOW -- The Swedish embassy in Moscow rejected calls to raise the rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride week, which started Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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