Nordic countries, especially Sweden are known to be among the most progressed in the world when it comes to the rights of the LBGT community. In Sweden (with other countries following) the recent decades have seen many laws been passed - in order to make sure that the LGBT people would enjoy the same rights and opportunities than everyone else. Examples include adoption rights for gay and lesbian couples (2003) and gender-neutral wedding laws (2009).
But what really makes Sweden one of the most gay friendly countries in the world is the drive to fight for further improvements - at home and abroad. Many Swedish organizations dedicate resources for human rights work in other countries. Swedish law also states that the country should give asylum to people who are persecuted in their homeland due to sexual orientation.
Regnbågsfonden is a Swedish organization that supports several LGBT and human rights' projects all around the world. In South Africa, they are financing a project against discrimination and hate crime faced by the LGBT community. In Azerbaijan, the organization works together with Civil Rights Defenders and their local partners to provide secure housing, psychological support services and other forms of direct aid to those detained by government in police raids in 2017. You can read more about their projects here.