A public swimming pool in the Swedish suburb of Sundbyberg is hoping to become more inclusive for the LGBT community.
On Jan. 30, the facility will open a a new changing room designed to be used by Stockholm's gay and transgender community, according to The Local.
The move is the first of its kind in the country, said Fredrik Richard, a press spokesman for the local council in Sundbyberg and is synonymous with the sentiment in Sweden, which has a reputation for tolerance and gender equality.
"People do not always feel comfortable visiting swimming pools and sport places and we hope this will give people more choice," Richard told the press.
Sundbyberg's swimming pool has been formally certified as LBGT-friendly by RFSL, Sweden's national association for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The suburb also is home to an RFSL-approved library designed with Stockholm's gay and transgender community in mind, and several secondary schools already include a third changing area for people who do not wish to use traditional segregated ones, and the country.
The country also recently formally recognized the word 'hen', which is a gender-neutral pronoun that can be used to describe transgender people and others who do not wish to be classified according to their sex, the news agency reported.
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