LGBT Qaamaneq

LGBT Qaamaneq – Landsforeningen for Bøsser, Lesbiske, Biseksuelle og Transpersoner i Grønland (English: LGBT Qaamaneq – The Greenlandic National Organisation for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender persons) was a lobby group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Greenland.[1]

The association was founded in 2014.[2] It was a revival of an earlier organization, also named Qaamaneq, which had folded due to lack of active participation,[3] resulting from the phenomenon of LGBT Greenlanders often moving to the mainland of Denmark to participate in a larger LGBT community.[4] The original organization, active from 2002 to 2007, had been led by Erik Olsen.[4]

LGBT Qaamaneq's aim is to work for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people's political, social, cultural and workplace equality at every level of society.[5] The association seeks to work against discrimination and to function as a dedicated lobby for the purpose of influencing lawmakers, for example in areas such as marriages, adoption, the artificial insemination of lesbians, and rights for transpersons.[5]

The group achieved a notable success when same-sex marriage in Greenland was legalized by the Inatsisartut on May 26, 2015.[5][6]

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  • 2014 – 2015: Tina Egede[1]
  • 2015 – 2017: Ivalu Rosing
  • 2017 – : Jan Joe Siedsen

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