(with thanks to Natacha Kennedy for info)
There is to be a demonstration outside the Swedish embassy on Monday 30 January, 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm.
This is in response to the fact that the Swedish government is still insisting that trans people are forcibly sterilised and have any frozen reprodictive material destroyed. This is nothing to do with GRS, it is simply a legal requirement. This is an infringement of the human rights of people in Sweden and represents a return to Eugenics, in the way it existed in the 1930s. This is a barbaric practice and it must stop!
Attempts to have this law overturned in the Swedish parliament appear, at present, to be being blocked by the Prime Minister who is in hock to one small right-wing political party (which is currently sustaining his coalition).
For further information and to sign the petition, go to allout.org.
The embassy is located at 11 Montagu Place, London W1H 2AL. Their phone number, in case you are unable to attend in person, is 020 7917 6400. Do be polite!
But if you can make it, please do. Sweden like to think of themselves as uber-progressive on social issues…so this sort of embarrassment DOES have an effect.