LIVE: A Queer Utopia? The Dissonance Between Legal Rights and Societal Acceptance in Iceland

13.10.20 | Event
Island queer meeting
Grace Chu
Why does Iceland score the lowest of the Nordic countries on the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map? Does Iceland still have a long way to go when it comes to safeguarding the rights and well-being of queer people?



Nordens Hus i Reykjavík
Sæmundargata 11

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

The Nordic House in Reykjavik and Samtökin ‘78 invite you to participate in an online seminar on legal rights and societal acceptance of queer people in Iceland. The event takes place on 13 October at 17:00-18:30 GMT, 19:00-20:30 CET. A link to the live-stream is published on this page.

The aim of the meeting is to shed light on obstacles regarding the legal status of queer people in Iceland and engage in a discussion on how they can be improved, to ensure the well-being and safety of queer people in Iceland and the rest of the Nordic region.

The meeting is a part of a row of seminars taking place in all the Nordic countries this year and initiated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Points and recommendations from the debate will be compiled in a think piece used in the work of Nordic Council of Ministers to improve the rights and wellbeing of LGBTI-persons in the Nordic region.


Further information, including the list of speakers, will be published closer to the event on the event page on the web of The Nordic House in Reykjavik:  

The event will be in English. For questions and media access to location, feel free to contact:

Follow the live streamed event