Main Results of Two International Surveys on Queer Inheritance Online!

Main Results of Two International Surveys on Queer Inheritance Online!

  Please follow this site between 20 November and 12 December 2017. Wills and Inheritance in Sexually Marginalised Groups This survey aimed to find out in which ways lesbians, gays and other sexually marginalised groups, as well as persons identifying as trans*, could get more and better information about the possibilities to arrange their inheritance – such as by writing…

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Queer at the Bar?

Queer at the Bar?

New UK research reveals that homophobia at the Bar is stronger than in the general population. The outcome of the study was published in the Westminster Law School on 25 September 2017. Dr. Antu Sorainen visited the event titled Sexuality at the UK Bar that was co-organised with UCL Centre for Ethics and Law. MP Maria Miller opened the evening…

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Could the will of the individual really rule over the “tyranny” of the blood-kin even in those legal spheres where the individual is the king?

Could the will of the individual really rule over the “tyranny” of the blood-kin even in those legal spheres where the individual is the king?

Wonderful discussions on queer wills and the future of the British principle of the “testamentary freedom” put on a test by a recent court ruling, the Ilott Case on the possibilities to disinherit one’s, estranged legal child. We also discussed the topic of whether queer people have equal access to legal advice, in a very productive meeting between The Cambridge…

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Lakimiesliiton kampanja: Ilmaista lakineuvontaa sateenkaariväelle 15.9.2017 asti!

Lakimiesliiton kampanja: Ilmaista lakineuvontaa sateenkaariväelle 15.9.2017 asti!

Lakimiesliitto haastoi kevään ja kesän aikana lakiasiain- ja asianajotoimistot mukaan kampanjaan, jossa tarjotaan neuvontaa sateenkaariväelle pro bono-periaatteella eli ilmaiseksi perhe- ja perintöoikeudellisissa kysymyksissä. Mukaan tuli innolla 16 toimistoa eri puolilta Suomea. Kampanjan aikana, 14.8.-15.9.2017, sateenkaariväki voi olla maksutta yhteydessä toimistoihin.   The Finnish Lawyers Society Campaign provides pro bono advice from 16 different law firms from different cities in Finland…

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The Legacy of Ballet. Queer Sexuality and Dance Art

The Legacy of Ballet. Queer Sexuality and Dance Art

Why the queerness, diversity, and fluidity of sexuality and gender are forbidden or ignored in ballet, even though these are essential both to its energy and attraction? Excited by the Excellence in Finland network’s accelerator organized by the Finnish National Ballet in March, we were inspired to write a blog entry on what impact does this peculiar legacy of ballet…

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Antu Sorainen wrote a blog about the legacies of Winter War in Tom of Finland Movie (published originally by AntroBlogi.fi)

Antu Sorainen wrote a blog about the legacies of Winter War in Tom of Finland Movie (published originally by AntroBlogi.fi)

Antu Sorainen wrote a blog about the legacies of the Winter War in Tom of Finland Movie, check the link here (published originally by AntroBlogi.fi):   Tom of Finland –elokuva herättää tunteita ja keskustelua kansainvälisen levityksen myötä myös Suomen ulkopuolella. Suomalainen elokuva puhuttaa harvoin tällä tavalla yli kieli- ja kulttuurirajojen. Käytän tilaisuutta hyväkseni ja pohdin, mitä erityisiä piirteitä elokuvassa nousee esiin…

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New blog “Perintöverotus muuttui – sateenkaariväki kaipaa osaavia lakimiehiä”

New blog “Perintöverotus muuttui – sateenkaariväki kaipaa osaavia lakimiehiä”

New blog by Antu Sorainen on the reform of the inheritance taxation in Finland, and the need for lawyers with a deeper knowledge on the diverse kinship situations of rainbow families, lesbians, gays and other queer groups.   Sateenkaariperheet ja muut epätavanomaisissa suhteissa elävät ihmiset kuten valtaosa lesboista ja homoista kaipaavat nyt päteviä juristeja auttamaan heitä testamentti- ja perintöasioissa. Vuoden…

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