The Crown Princess Couple visit the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights

The Crown Princess Couple with Deidre Palacios, President of RFSL, and Jêran Rostam, Chair of RFSL Youth.

The Crown Princess Couple with Deidre Palacios, President of RFSL, and Jêran Rostam, Chair of RFSL Youth. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 15 January, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL) to find out more about the organisation and its work for LGBTQI people.

RFSL is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1950.

The organisation's aim is that LGBTQI people should have the same rights, opportunities and obligations as everyone else in society.

RFSL works locally, nationally and internationally, with 7,000 members and 36 departments across Sweden.

A tour of RFSL's secretariat in Stockholm.

A tour of RFSL's secretariat in Stockholm. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

During their visit, The Crown Princess Couple were given a presentation of RFSL's work and operations.

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel learnt about work for the inclusion of young trans people in sport and support for older LGBTQI people.

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

About RFSL

RFSL carries out various activities and projects, including a support line, training and certification activities, Newcomers (a support group and forum for new arrivals in Sweden) and a unit that works specifically with HIV and health.

Through RFSL's international operations, the organisation also works with LGBTQI organisations in locations including South Africa and Indonesia.

Find out more about RFSL hereexternal link, opens in new window.