Minorities within Minorities

The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS) is collecting material and stories on what it is and has been like to live as a LGBTIQ person in Finland now and in the past. You can tell about your own experiences or those of someone in your close community, your friends or your own family. The collection also gladly accepts donations on the LGBTIQ theme.

This is the first endeavour to collect LGBTIQ material in Swedish in Finland, which is why we are especially interested to hear about what it is like to live as a member of a minority within a minority. We are curious to hear about conceptions on sexual and gender minorities among Swedish-speaking Finns at different times in Finland’s history. By taking part in the collection you will help us to document an important part of Finland’s cultural heritage and a significant perspective to the country’s history for future generations.

You may answer the list of questions either online or through a paper form. The list of questions is open until 1 July 2017. Read more at the SLS website.

All the material is dealt with confidentially. Your contact details or name will not be linked to the material and you can also respond anonymously. The questions can also be answered in Finnish or English. The material will be deposited in the SLS archives. The list of questions has been realized by docent, associate professor, D.Soc.Sc. Tuula Juvonen, M.Soc Sc. Kati Mustola, Ph.D. Rita Paqvalén and M.Soc.Sc./Ph.D. Riikka Taavetti.

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