"Of course, we have had resistence in Sweden, but I am proud to be living in one of the most LGBT liberal countries in the world," Ohlsson said, adding that there is still work to be done at home.
"Things have changed a lot during the past ten years. The major reforms we have seen in the country are from 2002 and up until now."
And in the EU, Ohlsson stressed that there is much more work to be done across the continent.
"Being responsible for European affairs issues, I think the European Union has to step it up to defend LGBT rights," she said.
"We have quite a problem in many countries – not only among the newcomers, but also among countries that have been EU members for decades."
"It is a shame that in some European capitals, a Pride parade cannot be held."