There is no staying in the closet in Finland. This is the country where you can send your postcards home with gay erotic stamps and take part in endless rainbow-coloured activities throughout the year. Pride festivals have become a permanent part of the summer party scene in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku as well as in other cities in Finland.
Formerly a busy industrial area, today the island of Pikisaari, just a short walk over a bridge from the heart of Oulu, Finland, is an idyllic residential area, with lots of artists who have converted the old factory buildings into studios. Standing for at least years, the building that is now home to Sokeri-Jussin…. Read on Stephen Travels.
If you are gay and you want to practise cruising in public places in Oulu in an anonymous way, here you can find spots such as beaches, parks, forests and other spaces next to urban areas, as well as every kind of public toilets and rest areas of highways where you can practise cruising in Oulu, Oulu. Below we show a Oulu cruising map with all cruising areas and spots that shared our gay community. Click on the map markers for details of each spot.
A lot like the American Bible Belt, the Finnish one has a much larger proportion of religious and politically right-wing people. The reason why religion is so concentrated in these areas goes all the way back to when Christianity was first introduced to Finland in the 11th century. Some of the first missionaries came from recently Christianised Sweden, making Western Finland the first area to embrace the religion. The Sami people of northern Finland were amongst the last in the country to be converted.
The friendly and liberal atmosphere as well as the fun and interesting activities make Finland a great destination for the LGBT community. Helsinki Pride fills the city of Helsinki with all the colours of the rainbow in the end of June. The weeklong festival has something for everyone — children, youngsters, families and adults: dancing, theatre, debates, literature and good food.
What kind of worlds live inside the heads of people who make political statements by attacking an event like North Pridea sexual-diversity festival organized through Sunday in the northern Finnish city of Oulu? The hospitalized speaker was Left Alliance blogger and city councillor hopeful Dan Koviulaakso, who was rushed to hospital after an attacker pepper sprayed his face. Nobody can control it if you let it out of the cage.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in the U. On that day, following the U. Supreme Court's refusal to review the case that found the ban unconstitutional, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriage.
Finns enjoy an unusually high-trust society. Longtime British resident Ed Dutton describes unmanned roadside vegetable stands that operate on the honor system, with customers reliably leaving the correct price for what they take. Travelers need not purchase a ticket before boarding a train; everyone happily pays the conductor as he comes through.
The 'Kaikki muuttuu paremmaksi' campaign is modelled on the American 'It Gets Better' movement, which in turn was spurred by the suicides of several persecuted LGBT youth. SETA hailed the project's positive message of hope for the future and of each person's right to live life in one's own way. Local organisers say the event itself attracted over 2, visitors.