A Pre-Pride panel discussion on the family and discrimination from a LGBTQ perspective. Researchers from various institutions talk about their research projects on the subject and go through the legislation in the area.

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Laura Carlson, Professor of Law at Stockholm University, Director of International Affairs at the Department of Law.


Gunnar Andersson, Professor in Demography at Stockholm University. Gunnar Andersson is currently working on the study: Two Decades of Same-sex Marriage in Sweden: A Demographic Account of Developments in Marriage, Childbearing and Divorce.

"In the study we provide demographic insight into the still relatively new family form of same-sex marriage. We focus on Sweden and on period trends in same-sex marriage formation and divorce during 1995-2012, and the role of childbearing in Swedish same-sex unions."

Ylva Moberg, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. Ylva Moberg is working in the GENPARENT project: A multi-method comparative study of the transition to parenthood in same-sex and different-sex couples, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

"My part of the project focuses on the transition to parenthood in different-sex and same-sex couples in four Nordic countries; Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. It utilizes longitudinal, population register data to follow couples before and after having children and study division of care and work and its career-related consequences." 

Ian Burn, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University.

"My research focuses primarily on the economics of discriminations and its impact on labor market outcomes and health. I have focused on discrimination against women, older workers, and the LGBT community. My recent work on gender nonconformity draws inspiration from the experiences of LGBT individuals to provide new perspectives on the economics of gender."

Elica Ghavidel Rostami, Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Law at Stockholm University.
"I will present the legal framework with respect LGBT issues of family and discrimination. Recent changes in the law have both expanded as well as limited certain rights with respect to family and legal discrimination protections."