Samtökin '78

Samtökin '78 is the national Queer organization of Iceland, which is an NGO dedicated to the interest and rights of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender and intersex people in Iceland. The organization provides education about LGBTQIA+ related matters, counselling and legal consultation for queer people in addition to running a youth club for young people that identify as queer and hosting open houses once a week intended for queer people and their allies.[1]


Samtökin '78 - The Organization for Homosexuals and Lesbians in Iceland was founded in the year 1978 as a scene for the social life of homosexual people and the fight for homosexual rights in Iceland. In 1992 the organization allowed bisexual people join and in 2007 transgender people were also welcomed. Subsequently the organization changed its name to Samtökin '78 - The National Queer Organization of Iceland.[2]

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  1. ^ Vefstjóri. "Um Samtökin '78". Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. ^ "Samtökin '78 - Hinsegin frá Ö til A". Hinsegin frá Ö til A (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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