Hello, Hallo, Bonjour, Marhába, Yassoo, Namaste, Nihao, Privet and Hej as we say in Sweden. We are Erik and Sofia, best friends and founders of StandOut Travel. The idea of starting an LGBT+ travel agency was born in the spring of 2016. Both me and Sofia have traveled the world and experienced many SoHo, Gay streets all over the world. But in Sweden, we do not have any Gay area for tourists in our main capitals, why? The answer you will get in our Day Tours in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We Swedes have been pretty openminded and our queer history starts all the way back in the middle ages.
Today Sweden is one of the most welcoming countries for LGBT+ travelers. The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe) looks at legislation to rank countries in an annual review called Rainbow Europe (see chart).
Top 10 ranking of European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect for human rights, full equality).
Of course, we want to reach the top and we are fighting for it. There is still room for improvement even tho we have taken important steps to ensure that the LGBT+ community enjoys the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Our purpose with StandOut Travel is to bring people together, end discrimination, tell Sweden’s LGBT history. Sweden is an open beautiful country a perfect destination to be yourself, find yourself and explore new places.
Our services include City Day Tours in Stockholm and Gothenburg, business trips(DMC)as well as tailor-made trips, weddings and events. Together with our guides and partners, we work as a team and combine our talents so we can be of best service to you.
“We Stand With You, Welcome to Sweden” – Team StandOut