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Meri-Lapin SETA ry (Sea Lapland’s SETA ry)  is human rights organization and citizen advocacy group for sexual- and gender minorities. We strive to improve the circumtances of those groups in question in Sea Lapland’s area. This region consist of Kemi, Keminmaa, Tornio, Tervola, Simo, Ylitornio and also Haaparanta.

Our goal is to become visible part of the Sea Lapland and thus leave a positive impact in general athmosphere and attitudes. At the moment our group’s activity focuses on Kemi and Tornio, but our goal is to expand to other towns too.

Meri-Lapin SETA ry was founded on equality day 19th of March in 2011. Organization has been part of the National Seta since 2015.

Are you interesting in collaboration or being part of the organization? We are constantly seeking for new members, actives and volunteers for organizing events and new groups.

Contact us! Here is our contact information:

pj.merilapinseta@gmail.com (Chairman’s email)

merilapinseta@gmail.com (main email)

nuoret.merilapinseta@gmail.com  (youth group’s email)




Groups are meant for those who are part of sexual- and/or gender minorities, those who don’t label themselves and for our friends. In the groups everyone’s privacy and right to define themselves is respected. You don’t have to be a registered member to attend a group’s meetings.

When and where we’ll meet you can check from our facebook page. All posts will be public so you don’t have to join the site to see them.




Kemi’s open group

Group for everyone meets twice a month in Kemi at Nina Mömmö-Koskiniemi’s  establishment 17 o’clock. The address is Rautatientkatu 3. Meetings are mostly about spending time together in a friendly and open environment or other activities. As the name suggests group is open for everyone regardless participant’s age.



Tornio’s youth group

The youth group currently has no gathering since we are missing a group leader. If you’re interested, send us a message merilapinseta@gmail.com

Tornio’s youth group is meant for 15-25 years old youth and young adults. The group meets every Monday at 18.30 o’clock at Aaltonen, unless stated otherwise. The address is Länsiranta 9. Welcome to chat, spend time together and be part of organizing fun events.





Kemi’s Transgroup


More information about meeting times and place coming soon!

At transgroup you get to talk more deeply about gender and gender expression issues. This group welcomes all trans people: transgender, transvestites and non-binary gender people and also those whose lives are touched by wide variety of gender issues.

Does your town not have a LGBTQ+ community? Are you interested in starting a new group at Sea Lapland?  Contact us!

Becoming a member


By becoming a member of our organization you support the association’s activities and you can affect the organizations decisions at our autumn and spring meetings. Membershipcard also gets you benefits and discounts at all Seta’s events.

You’ll get notification on all coming ML SETA meetings on your phone if you allow cardu’s popup notifications.

We use Cardu’s mobile membershipcards.  More information about using cardu and it’s privacy policy HERE


Private person

Please read our PRIVACY POLICY first

Pay for the membership to bank account FI66 5131 0020 1589 20

Receiver: Meri-Lapin seta ry

Write in the message: Meri-Lapin Setan jäsenmaksu

20€/year for working people

10€/year for students and others

After paying the fee fill out the form below. Hox! Use your active e-mail, because newsletters and many other forms of communication is happening through e-mail.

After that download Cardu’s app. You’ll receive a link to your membership card in a few days.





Supporter membership for organization and companies

As a supporter you’re part of supporting an important activity and promoting positive image of Sea Lapland. Every supporter company’s or organization’s logo will be displayed at our website as a supporter of equality and parity.

Bank account: FI66 5131 0020 1589 20

Receiver: Meri-Lapin seta ry

Message: Meri-Lapin Setan kannattaja yrityksen jäsenmaksu

The fee is 40€/year

After paying the fee message us at merilapinseta@gmail.com. Send your contact info and image file containing your company’s/organization’s logo.

Logo will appear on the website in a couple of weeks.


IBAN: FI21 8000 1571 081935 BIC: DABAFIHH
Reference number: 3214
Permit receiver: Seta ry
Permit number: RA/2017/1106
Implementation time: 3.11.2017-31.12.2019
Implemetation area: Entire Finland excluding Åland.