Direct to content
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

#AskNordicAmbs about Equality and LGBTI Rights - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs : News


  • Embassy of Finland, Washington
    Tel. +1-202-298 5800,
  • Consulate General of Finland, New York
    Tel. +1-212-750 4400,
  • Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles
    Tel. +1-310-203 9903,
  • Contacts
English | Suomi | Svenska | Español |  |  |  |  |  | 
News, 4/26/2017 | Embassy of Finland, Washington

#AskNordicAmbs about Equality and LGBTI Rights

Join the Human Rights Campaign and the five Nordic ambassadors on Twitter on June 8 from 1-2 pm EST to discuss equality and LGBTQI rights. HRC will moderate a virtual Town Hall with the Nordic ambassadors in honor of the upcoming Capital Pride Parade on June 10.

Kåre R. Aas of Norway (@kareraas), Geir H. Haarde of Iceland (@Ghaarde), Kirsti Kauppi of Finland (@KirstiKauppi), Lars Gert Lose of Denmark (@DKambUSA), and Björn Lyrvall of Sweden (@Bjornly) are online and ready hear your thoughts and answer your questions!


Equality is a fundamental value in the Nordic countries. Same-sex marriage is legalized, and same-sex couples are able to adopt children in all five countries.  Promoting equal rights also abroad is a central priority for the Nordic countries. The Nordics believe that supporting human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons is the responsibility of all governments and people.

The Nordics work for LGBTQI rights individually, jointly, through the United Nations as well as through various funds and initiatives such as the U.S. led Global Equality Fund. Working together increases effectiveness and shows that ensuring the ability of LGBTQI persons to live safely, freely and without discrimination is a growing priority among many governments.

HRC Global is committed to a world where everyone is assured of fundamental fairness and equality. We work to strengthen the global equality movement by supporting the efforts of LGBTQI organizations and advocates abroad, raising awareness of discrimination and persecution faced by LGBTQI people, and advocating for an LGBTQI-inclusive U.S. foreign policy.

Join us and #AskNordicAmbs on June 8 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST.

Impatient to get started? You can already submit a question for the Nordic ambassadors by tweeting a question that includes the hashtag #AskNordicAmbs.

Print this page

Updated 6/8/2017

© Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulates General of Finland, New York and Los Angeles
 | About this site | Contact information