Iceland

LGBTI Rights in Iceland


ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland

On 24 October 1975 90% of all women in Iceland went on strike. Twenty-five thousand women – more than 10% of the country’s population – made their way to the parliamentary square…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Pride flags greet Mike Pence on arrival in Iceland

As Mike Pence pulled up to Höfði House in Reykjavík, he was met not only by Iceland’s president, Guðni Jóhannesson, but also a row of rainbow flags. An office block belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Iceland passes identification law dismissing lengthy medical process for trans people

Iceland passed a law on Tuesday (18 June) making it easier for transgender and non-binary individuals to change their personal identification. The Icelandic Parliament passed the Gender Autonomy Act. This allows people…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

10 very different countries. 10 very different rules for LGBTQ+ individuals

On May 24, 2019, same-sex couples in Taiwan registered their unions as the country’s historic new law legally recognizing same-sex marriages went into effect. On the same day, Kenya’s high court ruled…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Iceland’s Intersex Children at Risk As Without New Protection, Activist Says

The future health of Iceland's intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country's leading intersex activist said on…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

Iceland urged to partially end its ban on gay men donating blood

Despite being one of the more socially liberal countries, Iceland still has a ban on gay men donating blood. One of the chief epidemiologists in Iceland has urged the government to lift the…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Immigration Contradicting Itself, Breaking UN Guidelines In Trans Refugee Case

The Directorate of Immigration (UTL) is contradicting its own policies, and appears to be breaking United Nations guidelines, when it comes to the recent case of a trans refugee in Iceland that…

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