Mingle Before the Congress

RFSL’s Congress 2016Annelie DanielssonPhoto:  Sophie Gunnarsson

Innan kongressen i Malmö öppnades hölls ett antal workshops och föreläsningar, i korridorerna minglade delegater och andra deltagare. Här berättar de om vilka frågor de ser fram mot i helgen och annat spännande.

IMG_7701Alexandra Ingheden and Jennifer Ingheden, RFSL Helsingborg

How do you feel about the congress? 
It feels fun and good. It’s our first congress. I’m really nervous.
What do you most look forward to during the congress? 
Going to lectures and see who becomes the new President.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
Issues that concern trans individuals, especially forced sterilization. Apart from that we have a lot to deal with in our own branch.

IMG_7697Magnus Kolsjö, nominated as vice President

What do you most look forward to during the congress?
I look most forward to discussing the motions and propositions that will be presented during the congress. Also to listen to all the branches that are here so that we can become strong and work together.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
There are many important issues, but an issue that is close to my heart is the asylum issue. It is an important solidarity issue. We have a climate in society that has become harsher during the last few years and I worry about how quickly racism and homophobia have become a part of society.

IMG_7695Anna Galin, RFSL’s Association Board of Trustees

What do you most look forward to during the congress?
Meeting all the branches and people. To have new experiences and hear a lot of opinions. It’s gonna be awesome.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
There are a lot of important issues, but the most important and acute issues right now are asylum issues; a safer process for asylum seekers.

IMG_7705Adrian Forssander, Valberedning

What do you most look forward to during the congress?
The election of President and vice President.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
LGBTQ refugees’ situation, it’s a key issue.

IMG_7708Felix König, Nominating Committee

What do you most look forward to during the congress?
It’s gonna be fun to meet everyone that is here. And I look forward to the election of a new Association Board of Trustees. It’s also going to be interesting to hear about RFSL’s political orientation.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
I think it’s important to keep shifting the positions and work actively for LGBTQ individuals’ rights in Sweden and the world.

IMG_7716Hakis Shabotiki, RFSL Stockholm

What do you most look forward to during the congress?
I look forward to meeting everybody who is here, partake in interesting discussions and learn new things!
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
Asylum seeking LGBTQ individuals’ rights. We need to change the migration system in Sweden. IMG_7711Katrin Lidberg, Representative RFSL Örebro

How do you feel before the congress?
It feels good. This is my second congress. I am a part of forming RFSL’s future.
What do you most look forward to during the congress?
I look forward to seeing who becomes new President and vice President. It’s going to be fun to hear their visions and thoughts.
What is RFSL’s most important issue right now? 
The proposition about intersex feels very important and interesting. It’s pressing since it’s going to broaden the view on gender.