The goal of Helsinki Pride is to promote understanding and communality, and to support individuals in facing their own unconscious prejudices.
– We believe that by respecting yourself you can also respect others. This year we want to bring people together, after these past two years, to meet each other, to discuss, learn and share about themselves with others, says Panu Mäenpää, chair of the Helsinki Pride community in a statement on the 4th of May.
According to Helsinki Pride, the partners of the event demonstrate how companies and organisations can support change towards a more equal world.
– We at TEK wish to be the builders of a better working life for everyone. We know that members of sexual and gender minorities face more obstacles in their careers, some of which need more than time to remove. For this reason we are a Helsinki Pride partner for the third time. We are making the voice of TEK members heard in the creation of a more sustainable working life, says TEK’s Director of Public Affairs Juhani Nokela.
– Meeting each other as we are is a way of reducing prejudices and creating something better, Nokela adds.