HELSINKI PRIDE: Norms and attitudes towards LGBTI persons and families in the Nordics


The Nordic countries are often referred to the world’s most LGBT-friendly countries and public acceptance of LGBT people and same-sex relationships is high. Finland have recently taken major legal steps, like marriage equality and maternity act. However, there are still shortcomings in all Nordic countries.

Welcome to hear experts discuss the current status of rights for the rainbow families in Finland and norms and attitudes towards LGBTI persons and families in Finland and the other Nordic countries.

You can join the seminar on-line on Facebook live or at the Nordic Culture Point, please note that you need to register to participate physically:

Registration through this link



15.00 Opening words
Minister for Nordic co-operation and Equality, Thomas Blomqvist

15.10 Background and Inspiration
Journalist Gisle Agledahl, Norway

15.20 The Current Status of Rights for Rainbow Families in Finland and in the Nordics
Executive Director Juha Jämsä, Finnish Rainbow Families Association

15.35 Experiences of growing up in a rainbow family
Author Alexandra Sandbäck

15.45 Being a mother to a multiple minority son in Denmark
Author Souad Taha

16.00 How to make the Nordics a better place for all kinds of families
Senior Advisor Anna Moring, Finland for All Families

16.10 Panel discussion

16.30 Summing up the day

Moderator: Journalist Catariina Salo


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