A sports stadium in Sweden is becoming the country’s first to have LGBT status and has been designed to be as inclusive as possible.
Studenternas stadium, in the student city of Uppsala, is an hour north of Stockholm and all of its facilities will be designed to be inclusive as possible.
Danne Eriksson, the municipality’s marketing director for sport and leisure told Swedish website The Local: “Uppsala municipality aims to be open and inclusive, where everyone has the same rights and possibilities,”
“We want to guarantee equal treatment in all areas, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.”
Eriksson added that the stadium’s status was “part of the wider work” for Uppsala to be more LGBT inclusive, after a detailed plan was created for the area in 2017.
The LGBT-certified stadium will “increase the feeling of belonging, comfort and safety and it will improve the knowledge and understanding of LGBT people and equality” Eriksson added to The Local.
Sweden is regarded as a progressive country on LGBT rights and it legalized homosexual relationships in 1944. Then in 1972 Sweden was the first country to legally allow a gender change.
Such sophisticated news, right? I really hope that a lot more countries follow Sweden’s good example!