Finland

LGBTI Rights in Finland


ADDED ON: 02/06/2023

Finland takes “major step” towards protecting trans rights

The passing of legislation in Finland that abolishes the requirements for trans people to endure invasive medical and psychiatric procedures before they can have their gender recognised is a major victory for…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

Finland ends infertility requirement for transgender people

Lawmakers in Finland approved amendments Wednesday that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country. The amendments, which are expected to take effect…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Europe moves towards trans self-ID despite controversy

Elinor Höke hates going to the doctor's. The transgender student is registered under her former name, and dreads hearing it shouted across the crowded waiting room at her local clinic in western…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Finland to update transgender rights law in autumn.

Finland will update its transgender legislation in autumn, Prime Minister Sanna Marin promised at the Helsinki Pride parade on Saturday, where she said the reform carries personal significance because she had been…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2022

D.C. Digest: Lankford, Inhofe inject themselves into Finnish free speech case

Finnish Lines: U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe have taken up the cause of a member of Finland's parliament whose LGBTQ commentary has brought her into conflict with that country's hate…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Finland to consider conversion therapy ban after overwhelming public demand

A citizens’ initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identification conversion therapy is moving forward to being considered by parliament after it gathered the needed 50,000 signatures within only a month. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2021

Gay, transgender conversion therapy ban initiative heads to Parliament

A citizens' initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identification conversion therapy in Finland reached the required 50,000 signatures on Monday, which means it will now be referred to Parliament for consideration.…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

Finns Turn against Puberty Blockers for Gender Dysphoria

First, it was the Brits and then the Swedes. Now, the transgender moral panic is receiving more pushback from the Finns. Finnish medical guidelines are now opposed to most puberty blocking and…

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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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