What is RFSL Stockholm

A warm welcome to RFSL Stockholm!

RFSL Stockholm works for homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer people, their relatives and friends. Our purpose is to promote a society distinguished by respect for the equal rights and opportunities of all people – irrespective of gender, sexual identity, gender identity or gender expression, HIV status, ethnic affiliation, religion or other belief, functional capacity, age or socioeconomic background.

We at RFSL Stockholm perform political work and information activities, arrange educational courses, and provide target groups with various types of support. We also organize members’ evenings, support various members’ groups, arrange youth activities, organize a Christmas Eve party, and hold an annual trans-theme day. In addition, we make sure that there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy during the Stockholm Pride Festival.

Active members
A large proportion of our activities are initiated by our members, and the various members’ groups meet regularly at The House, Sveavägen 59, in the heart of Central Stockholm. To become a member, simply send an e-mail to: info@stockholm.rfsl.se, or find information here. As a member, you can start your own member group, focused on topics you find interesting. For inspiration, please take a look at the member groups currently run at RFSL Stockholm.

Highly competent staff
RFSL Stockholm is staffed by highly proficient personnel – people who work with HIV prevention and health in the Sexperts project, for example. This is a project intended for men who have sex with men, and its purpose is to provide information about safer sex. The staff members of RFSL Stockholm also have skills in running school information activities in Swedish schools, and in arranging training courses for adults who work in both the public and private sectors. RFSL Stockholm provides all kinds of support – through its immigrant consultant and through various support groups.

The staff members of RFSL Stockholm also do a lot of work with activities intended for young LGBTQ people who may have questions about homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer issues. For example, they run the Egalia project, which can be likened to a recreation centre for people aged under 20. Offers for young men under the age of 25 include HBTQ-kojan, which is aimed for all young LGBTQ people who would like to have an adult LGBTQ person as a mentor or guide. Queera Berättelser (Queer Stories) is a story telling project for people ged 13-25 living in the Stockholm area.  The project runs until 2014 and includes the publishing of a book.

Questions?
The day-to-day work of RFSL Stockholm is run by Sanna Frost, our operations manager, whom you can contact by e-mail to: sanna@rfslstockholm.se, or on +46 8 501 629 62.

The ultimate responsibility rests with the board, which is elected by members at the annual meeting. The President of the board for 2013 is Kristin Arthur. You can contact her at: kristin@rfslstockholm.se, or on +46 76 78 76 551.

Everyone who is employed at RFSL Stockholm, board members or the election committee will be happy to answer any questions you may have. All staff members and board members speak Swedish and English, and some also speak Spanish and other languages. Language is not to be a barrier for anyone who wants to communicate with us and find out more about RFSL Stockholm and our activities.

Welcome!

PS. Discretion and confidentiality are taken seriously at RFSL Stockholm. This means that you can contact us without any concerns if you don’t want to tell others about your sexual orientation or gender identity, or if you have any questions about LGBTQ issues.

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