I am Christopher Aqurette, a Swedish man of letters with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Lund University. This is my website, where I have kept an online diary of daily life and current affairs since August 2005.
My interest in philosophy of religion stems from a persistent confrontation with religious homophobia and its influence on people and society. Since religion is so often used to legitimize unjust treatment of sexual minorities—and because I am a civil libertarian who considers gay rights and religious freedom to be of equal importance—I was keen to learn what religion is and how it works.
I was born in May 1972 at Höllviken, a small coastal village on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula. After many years abroad, I now live with my husband in Malmö, a port not far from my birthplace, situated on the Sound opposite Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.
My Hebrew name is אבנר and I adhere to the liberal strands of Judaism. Although heterodox in attitude to Jewish law, I take Judaism very seriously. I am an active member of the local Jewish community.
I have written articles for several publications, and I was one in a small group of people who, in 1995, founded QX, Sweden’s leading gay magazine. In addition to my freelancing and modest entrepreneurism, I have been entrusted with a large variety of political, organizational, and judicial assignments. Although I still do some freelance writing, I now make my living elsewhere.
In April 2000, I bought my very own domain name and began to publish myself on the Internet. Five years later, I launched my online diary. Keeping a diary has since become a way for me to share my thoughts on life, arts, and politics.
My website is registered with the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. I can therefore provide my news sources with a legally protected right to anonymity. Request to be anonymous and your identity will never be disclosed to anyone.
You can email me by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to send me something by mail, address it to:
Östra Förstadsgatan 17d