Sweden, Netherlands: gay activists under criminal investigation

By J.C. von Krempach, J.D. | October 25, 2014

Surprising as it may seem, even in Sweden and the Netherlands, two countries where the “gay rights” agenda has been pushed farther than elsewhere, there are still some limits that LGBT activists should not overstep.

In Sweden, a former chairman of RFSL (Riksförbundet för homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rättigheter, the Swedish affiliate of ILGA Europe) has been sentenced to five years in prison. The charges brought against him include aggravated rape, unlawful deprivation of liberty, pimping, sexual exploitation of dependent persons, assault, and breach of trust. According to the judgment, he had raped young men whom he had invited to stay in his apartment, and forced them to sell sex in exchange for drugs and housing. This went on for two years. When the men wanted to leave him, he threatened them.

In addition, he was also found guilty of embezzlement.

In the Netherlands, a former president of COC (Cultuur- en Ontspannings Centrum), a Dutch affiliate of ILGA Europe, is currently facing criminal investigations regarding allegations of fraud. He is suspected of having embezzled subsidies his organization had received from the Dutch government. Those subsidies were given to a journal for gays (“Gaykrant”) that claimed to have 60.000 subscribers, while in actual fact it had only 3.000. The case is thus evidencing not only the financial wrongdoing of some LGBT activists, but also the LGBT lobby’s strategy to overstate its own size and importance.