Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

I imagine it's quite easy, Finns are modern, accepting, open-minded, plus they put on a killer LGBT parade every year. - Dec 2022

Finland has strong LGBT protections and a progressive, welcoming culture. - Oct 2021

Helsinki is a very egalitarian city with a high level of acceptance for the LGBT community. Pride Day is one of the biggest events in the city every year. - Oct 2018

Yes. This is a very open and liberal city/country. Everyone is friendly. The older generation of Finns can be conservative, but also very liberal. - Jul 2012

Finnish people are somewhat conservative, but no one will say or look at a gay or lesbian couple. People keep to themselves. A respected Finnish political leader is openly gay. - Jan 2011

It's not too bad as long as they don't flaunt it and keep a low profile. In Helsinki it's much more accepted than outside the city. They have a gay pride parade in June every year now. - May 2010

I would expect that it is. - Apr 2009

Yes. The Finns are very respectful of people's privacy and very tolerant. - Mar 2008

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