Loui Sand opened Stockholm Pride

Handbollsspelaren Loui Sand invigde årets Pridefestival på Östermalms IP i Stockholm.
Handball player Loui Sand opened this year's Pride Festival at Östermalm's IP in Stockholm.

Handball player Loui Sand opened this year's Pride festival at Östermalm IP in Stockholm on Wednesday. During his speech, he talked about growing up adopted, black and different, and the racism that is always present in everyday life.

But I'm incredibly grateful that I've grown up in Sweden, learned what it's like to be a fellow human being and the soft values, and what it's like to be different – even if I hated the shit day in and day out, he says.

Loui Sand avslutade sin landslagskarriär på damsidan 2019 för att genomgå en könskorrigering.
Loui Sand completed his national team career on the women's side in 2019 to undergo a gender correction.

In 2019 Sand chose to end his national team career on the women's side to undergo a gender correction. In September last year he made his debut with Kärra HK on the men's side and became the first transgender player in Swedish elite handball.

Under sitt tal uppmärksammade Loui Sand den rasism som möter möter och märker av i samhället.
During his speech, Loui Sand drew attention to the racism that he meets and notices in society.