News from within the borders of Sweden and the fight for LGBT equality there. Sweden is often recognized as the world's most friendly country to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. It was the first to remove same-sex attraction from its list of illnesses and legalized marriage equality in 2009. Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union and also boasts one of the highest per capita incomes. It's capital, Stockholm, is the country's largest city and also a popular LGBT tourist destination.