Seta, the organisation for LGBTI Rights in Finland, has prepared a series of events in many different places all over Finland, including demonstrations, picnics, street art, a vigil and a house warming party. The cities with confirmed events are so far Helsinki, Joensuu, Tampere, Lahti, Kouvola and Turku.
All the events and updates are collected on the IDAHOT Finland Facebook page and on the event page.
Here is a brief overview of the planned events in the different cities:
Campaigning against homophobia and transphobia. LGBTI Rights in Finland – Seta, Amnesty Finland, No Hate Speech Movement and other organisations at Asema-aukio (in front of railway station), time 11am to 3pm.
Hohto, the regional Seta member organisation, has prepared a whole rainbow week of activities, starting on May 8th, including a rainbow mass, book club meeting, the Hohto parade and parties. On May 17, there will be a silent demonstration in the city centre at 2pm and a picnic at Ilosaari from 3pm.
Find the whole program of the week on their Facebook page.
IDAHOT-Picnic on May 17
Find out more here.
May 17: Come and see knitted rainbow graffiti at Pikku-Vesijärvi park! Street art activities to LGBTI youth from 2:30pm near central bus station. Picnic at Pikku-Vesijärvi park from 5pm.
On May 17, they will have a memorial & candle light vigil for victims of homophobia and transphobia between 9pm and 10 pm at Keskustori.
You can find more information on the event’s Facebook page.
In Turku, the local group will have a house warming party at regional Seta’s office on May 17. Find out more about the regional Seta group on their website.