The video is based on interviews with young LGBTQ people. However, the persons shown in the video are actors.
You can tell someone anonymously
It is good to tell someone what you are going through, even if it feels hard to do. That way, you can get support. You can choose to be anonymous.
The list below has organisations you can contact anonymously. The people who work there are experienced in listening to people in your situation. They can also give you tips on places where you can meet other people in a similar situation.
- RFSL Stödmottagning provides support by email and telephone in several languages. Call 020-34 13 16.
- Kärleken är fri provides support by chat and email.
- Somaya stödjour provides support by chat, email and telephone in several languages. Call 020-81 82 83.
- GAPF – Riksorganisation mot hedersvåld provides support by chat, email and telephone. Call 070-000 93 28.
- Linnamottagningen provides support by telephone. Call 020-40 70 40.
You can get help if you are a victim of threats or violence
Social Services (Socialtjänsten)
Contact Social Services if you are afraid that something will happen to you, or if you need support or protection from threats or violence. They can help you. For example, they can organise a safe place for you to stay temporarily.
You can find contact details for Social Services on your municipality’s website. You can also get help to contact Social Services, for example from the organisations listed above.
When you ask Social Services for help, you need to tell them who you are. If you are worried that your family might harm you if they find out you have asked for help, let Social Services know this. That way, they can find a safe place for you before they contact your parents or the adults you live with.
Social Services has to contact the adults you live with if you are under 18 years old. But they do not always have to tell them everything you have said. Some things can sometimes be kept secret, for example if there is a risk that your family would harm you if they found out.
112 and the police
Call 112 if you are in danger and urgently need help. Call the police on 114 14 if it is not an emergency, or +46 77 114 14 if you are outside of Sweden.