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Sexual and gender minorities

Pirkanmaan SETA is a regional non-governmental association advocating for equal human rights regardless of sexual orientation, gender-identity or gender expression. It is founded in 1973. Pirkanmaan SETA is one of the oldest and largest member organisations of the national Seta. Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland – aims for a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The association runs also a national helpline to deal with sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. You can talk about e.g. minority stress, identity or coming out process (closet anxiety), and social pressure.

Pirkanmaan SETA functions mainly in Finnish, but we have an international, English-speaking group called More than Rainbow.

Pirkanmaan SETA organises likewise legendary rainbow party LEIMARIT® about 8 times a year. Check our calendar to see when the next party is. Leimarit is phenomenal in Tampere (at YO-talo, Kauppakatu 10). It has gathered rainbow people to have fun  for 25 years. Each party brings together hundreds enthusiasts to enjoy good music, clubbing and dancing. Pirkanmaan SETA organises also yearly happenings such as Pride parade, queer movie festivals VINOKINO etc.