Join the Human Rights Campaign and the U.S. ambassadors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden 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 D.C. Capital Pride and National Pride Rally. Participate on Twitter at #AskNordicAmbs.
Equality is a fundamental value in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Same-sex marriage is legalized, and same-sex couples are able to adopt children in all five countries. Promoting equal rights abroad is also a central priority for the Nordic countries. The Nordics believe that supporting human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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.