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LGBTI Rights in Finland


ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

Finland’s feminist prime minister Sanna Marin comes out swinging for trans people’s right to self-identify

Sanna Marin, Finland’s prime minister, has spoken out about plans to reform the Trans Act to enable trans people to legally self-identify. When asked whether she sees trans women as women, she…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Finnish military backtracks after saying homosexuality ‘is an obstacle’ to full service and in the same category as mental illness

According to a report by the Finnish Parliamentary Ombudsman, the centre said in a training manual that sexual orientation, specifically homosexuality, was an obstacle to military service. The material referred to “demanding…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Helsinki Pride Week begins, with PM Sanna Marin as patron

Helsinki Pride Week gets underway on Monday, postponed from its usual June date due to the coronavirus situation at that time. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is the patron of this year’s…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2020

Finland’s first same-sex adoptions confirmed

The Rainbow Families Association Sateenkaariperheet confirms that Finland’s first two same-sex adoptions have taken place. It comes three years after the Marriage Act was reformed to allow marriage equality and same-sex adoptions,…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2019

Finland’s new prime minister – the world’s youngest leader – is the daughter of same-sex parents

Sanna Marin, the newly-elected prime minister of Finland, will be the youngest sitting country leader in the world and is the daughter of same-sex parents. The Social Democrat, 34, will replace Antti…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Racism, intolerance ‘escalating’ in Finland: Council of Europe

Racist and abusive language is "commonplace" online in Finland and is on the rise in political discourse, a report by the Council of Europe warned on Tuesday (Sept 10). Although the Nordic…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

HRC Confronts Trump-Putin With Projection Calling Out Anti-LGBTQ Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya

Today, just ahead of tomorrow’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Europe’s Anti-immigrant Parties Are Becoming More Gay-friendly

AMID a sea of rainbow flags, Sebastian Tynkkynen sings along to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and waves a pro-gay placard. “Christians, don’t hate us. Islam, don’t kill us” reads his sign. Like many…

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