The Swedish government has initiated an inquiry for strengthening life terms and improving life conditions for trans and intersex people (Ku 2016:05). The investigator shall, from existing knowledge, execute a broad mapping of the life experiences and situations of trans  people in society, and suggest concrete actions that will contribute to improve and safer life experiences for trans people. The investigatior shall use an intersectional approach, and illustrate how other grounds of discrimination, such as ethnicity and age, co-exist with gender identity and gender expression. The investigator shall also examine the life experiences of intersex people. The investigation is to be presented on the 31st of October 2017. The inquiry chair appointed by the Swedish government to lead the investigation is Ulrika Westerlund. Ulrika Westerlund has worked extensivly with LGBT rights and as the chairperson of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL).

Please click here to read a summary of the investigation directives in English.

Collecting stories from the trans community

In line with the terms of reference we are now gathering stories from trans and intersex people about their life in Swedish society. This is an essential part of gathering knowledge for the inquiry. This material will give further insight to the lives of trans and intersex people, their situation in society and their needs. If you would like to contribute you can submit your story here.

Contact information

Inquiry chair Ulrika Westerlund,

Research officer Jonah Akleye,

Research officer Annelie Larsson,

Intern Sara Sjölander,