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By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 6, 2012
A Swedish court cleared a man of rape charges because the victim he intended to attack is a transgender person, even though he assumed his target was a woman.
By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 20, 2012
Sweden’s officials recently announced that they would repeal a 40-year-old law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
The Swedish government recently said that it would not amend a law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.
By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Thursday Nov 3, 2011
Sweden encourages dads to stay at home with their newborn through a parental leave policy that is among the most generous in the world. More than a dozen countries now offer paid paternity leave, usually for a couple of weeks.
By Mark Thompson | Sunday Oct 2, 2011
Aficionados of the Harlem Renaissance might have felt themselves slipping happily back in time upon crossing the threshold of Red Rooster Harlem the other night for chef Marcus Samuelsson’s celebratory party at his uptown restaurant.
By Mark Thompson | Wednesday Aug 31, 2011
Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea - and drowned the world in Absolut.
By Mark Thompson | Thursday Aug 25, 2011
For many people who visit Stockholm, there’s only the Grand. Madonna, for example. Or Greta Garbo who holed up here, taking her meals in privacy. Charlie Chaplin hosted Ingmar Bergman in his suite. And every year, Nobel Laureates are in residence.
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
The biggest Pride festival in Scandinavia, Stockholm Pride 2011 celebrated "Openness" with an exuberant parade and a three-night party marked by a surfeit of extraordinary specimens from a city long heralded for its stunning beauty.
By JAN M. OLSEN, LOUISE NORDSTROM | Monday Mar 7, 2011
A culinary revolution has swept Europe’s frigid north, where a smorgasbord of innovative chefs are challenging the image of Norse food as bland and limited to a narrow range of specialties such as meatballs or lutefisk, a jelly-like seafood.
By Mark Thompson | Tuesday Jan 18, 2011
The celebrated Swedish jeweler and married lesbian, Efva Attling, has six concept stores in Scandinavia, as well as more than two hundred retailers around the world, all selling her lines of jewelry under the rubric "Beauty with a thought."
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