Briefly About RFSL

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The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, is a non-profit organization founded in 1950. RFSL's goal is that LGBTQ people should have the same rights, possibilities and obligations as everybody else in society.

RFSL works locally, nationally and internationally and is an ever growing organisation with about 7000 members and 38 branches all over Sweden.RFSL runs many different activities and projects. For example, RFSL has a crime victim support unit and an educational and certifying unit, the project Newcomers (a support group for people who are newly arrived in Sweden) and a unit that works exclusively with HIV and health. RFSL’s international work is also extensive and we cooperate with LGBTQ organisations in, for example, South Africa and Indonesia. RFSL also works continually with political advocacy and opinion making.At branch level RFSL is a social meeting place where members can partake in different activities, such as lectures, café nights, pride celebrations and workshops.The congress is RFSL’s highest decision making body. It is made up of representatives from all the organisations branches and the youth organisation.

A Board of Trustees is elected at RFSL’s congress  and is in charge of implementing the operational plan that the congress determines.

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