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Top ten loud, proud and gay Swedes

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Top ten loud, proud and gay Swedes
12:44 CEST+02:00
With Stockholm Pride just around the corner, it seems high time to profile some of the country's colourful queers who have proudly come out of the closet.

It has to be said, the nation's gay and lesbian community have plenty to shout about.

Not only are those who made our top ten an impressive bunch of high achievers but they can also revel in Sweden's well-respected reputation as a campaigner for HGBT rights.

You could even spot some of them in celebratory mood at the annual week-long Stockholm Pride festival, which runs from July 30th to August 3rd this year.

Among our merry mix you will find an Olympic skier a cabinet minister and a professional football.

IN PICTURES: Top ten loud, proud and gay Swedes

Proud and loud, for the most part, that is.

Keen readers will note that our royal entry never actually admitted to a gay orientation although allegations came to a head, so to speak, in an infamous case of bribery and blackmail labelled the Haijby affair in the 1950s.

Same-sex activity was legalised under his reign in 1944 and he therefore makes the list by default of being one king amongst many queens.

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