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Queer History Month is organised for the first time ever in Finland during 20.10-20.11.2018

The history and cultural heritage of Finnish sexual and gender minorities is made visible during the month by several central cultural and memory organizations. Participants in the Queer History Month includes for example the Labor Archives, the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Aine Art Museum, Ateneum Art Museum, AV Arkki, Finnish Literature Society, Goethe Institute, Helsinki City Museum, National Museum, National Theater, Swedish Literature Society in Finland and Yle Elävä Arkisto / Archive. The month is coordinated by Seta ry and Culture for All. 

All the program for Queer History Month can be found on its webpages. The month also has its own Sateenkaarikuukausi Facebook page where events and information is shared. The program includes for example queer guided tours in museums and shedding light on material that has previously been hidden away. 

The purpose of the month is to review Finnish history and culture from a queerperspective and include the queer story in our common cultural heritage. Organizations, schools and individuals can participate in the Queer History Month through for example by sharing material and images associated with queer history on social media with the hashtags #sateenkaarihistoriakuukausi #queerhistoriskmånad #queerhistorymonth or by organising events. Tools and ideas for queering culture can be found on the Queer History Month webpage. 

The last week of the Queer History Month is dedicated to gender diversity and transgender persons. The month ends 20.11.2018 with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
More information
Rita Paqvalén, 040–6743528, rita.paqvalen@cultureforall.fi / www.cultureforall.fi
Kerttu Tarjamo, 050 309 8108, paasihteeri@seta.fi / www.seta.fi
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