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Ask Nordic Ambassadors about Equality and LGBTI Rights

5.8.2017  21:05

Join the five Nordic ambassadors to discuss equality and LGBTI rights! The ambassadors will get together for a joint Twitter Town Hall on June 8 in honor of the upcoming Capital Pride. The ambassadors will also participate in the 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 LGBTI 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 LGBTI persons to live safely, freely and without discrimination is a growing priority among many governments.

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

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