TWITTER TOWN HALL: #AskNordicAmbs about Equality and LGBTI Rights

  • Nordic Ambassadors

    Nordic Ambassadors Photo: Monica Enqvist

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.

Ambassador Björn Lyrvall of Sweden (@Bjornly) will together with Kåre R. Aas of Norway (@kareraas), Geir H. Haarde of Iceland (@Ghaarde), Kirsti Kauppi of Finland (@KirstiKauppi) and Lars Gert Lose of Denmark (@DKambUSA) be online and ready to hear your thoughts and answer your questions! Tweet your questions including the hasghtag #AskNordicAmbs

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.