I am Christopher Aqurette, a Swedish writer with a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. I was born in May 1972 at Höllviken, a coastal village on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula. After two decades abroad and in other parts of Sweden, I now live with my husband in Malmö, the country’s third-largest city and a major seaport situated on the Sound opposite the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
I have written articles for several publications, and I was one in a small group of people who, in 1995, founded QX, Scandinavia’s leading gay publication. In April 2000, I bought my very own domain name and began to publish myself online. Five years later, in August 2005, I launched my diary and set about documenting personal thoughts along with notable developments in daily life and current affairs.
I was a mature student when I began to study for my degree at Lund University. As a libertarian philosopher committed to the whole gamut of civil liberties and human rights, I devoted much of my academic studies to analyses of how Sweden’s government agencies and judiciary have dealt with legal challenges to freedom of religion. After graduation, I embarked on writing fiction and resumed my career in administration.
I have been active in politics since my late teens. In 2010, I won a nomination in the conservative Moderate Party’s primary election and subsequently ran for a seat in the Swedish Parliament. I did not manage to win enough votes in the general election, and focus has thereafter shifted to the role I play on several committees of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rights.
My diary is registered with the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. Sources are therefore legally protected and their right to anonymity is absolute. To make contact, email me at , text me at , or send me something using the following postal address:
Portrait photography by Andreas Paulsson (2016).