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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chairman’s email)
email@example.com (main email)
firstname.lastname@example.org (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 the Vihreä talo (green house) 17 o’clock. The address is Valtakatu 31. 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
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.
Transgroup’s first meeting will be held at January 2017. More specific time will be announced in Facebook later.
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.
The group meets once a month in Kemi at Vihreä talo (green house). The address is Valtakatu 31.
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.
We use Cardu’s mobile membershipcards.
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. After that download Cardu’s app. You’ll membership card will arrive in few days.
Your membershipcard/year sticker will arrive in the mail in a couple of weeks.
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 email@example.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.
Our current donation permit has expired therefore we can’t ask for donations. We’re currently working on getting a new permit. Thank you for your patience.