Finland violated rights of a lesbian mothers’ child by rejecting his asylum application, UN finds
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child found that Finland failed to consider the best interests of the child of a lesbian couple when assessing his asylum request. Now the country is under an obligation to provide reparation.
Letter to Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin: in regards to the new parental law in Finland
Together with NELFA we call on the Finnish government to address the needs of rainbow families in the new Finnish Parental Law. This is an opportunity for Finland to become a European leader in the recognition of the rights of all families.
Activism on the intersections: Being part of the indigenous Sámi community and LGBTI
February 6 is Sámi National Day, when indigenous communities from the Sápmi region in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia commemorate the first Sámi congress, which was held in 1917. LGBTI Sámi activist, Anne Olli tells us what it means to be at the intersection of two minorities –and what you can do to be a Sámi ally!
If the New Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin’s Childhood is Anything To Go By, She’s Going to be an Able Match for the Far-Right
Raised in a rainbow family, 34-year-old Sanna Marin will lead a five-party coalition headed entirely by women in Finland. Her experience growing up with same-sex parents will shape her tenure as Finland’s youngest Prime Minister ever.
Finnish parliament votes to approve automatic co-parent recognition for female same-sex couples
When the Act comes into force, it will remove the need for female couples who have accessed fertility treatments to then go through the adoption […]
Good practices: Seta
Thank you to Seta (Finland) for sharing your good practices with us as part of the Come Out for Mental Health campaign! Eveliina, a Finnish cross-dressing senior, […]