Swedish group cannot rent because of “ex-gay”


Northern Europe


The idea that homosexuals can change their orientation is quite sensitive these days. In Sweden, a Christian group fought its rental contract withdrawn. Photo from documentary Voices of the Silenced, a documentary about changing sexual orientation

A Swedish cultural centre withdrew its venue for a Christian event at which two speakers would talk about how they became “free from their homosexuality”. While the centre does not want to be part of the message that would be spread, one of the organisers says that the social climate in Sweden is increasingly becoming intolerant.