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GREEK LOVE IN MODERN SWEDEN

 

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Sweden together with the rest of Scandinavia, was not very much less socially and legally tolerant of Greek love than the Netherlands.

 

A "Report from Sweden" published in the fourth, February 1980, issue of Pan magazine, describes the general situation with respect to Greek love at that time.

 

A further indication of how divergent Swedish and American attitudes then were is that a few months earlier, Sweden had refused on grounds of humanity to extradite an American who had fled there to escape a 59-year prison sentence for sex with boys, as reported in the following article from the Los Angeles Times of 20 March 1979: