We are the first gay couple to get married in Finland on the first of March Before and after our wedding we spent a couple of days in a hotel in Helsinki, hotel Helka. Our wedding pictures were taken in the hotel. During our whole stay I felt really good and safe, both as a gay man, a gay couple but also as a guest. But it was only after we were back in Turku, where we lived at that time, that I started wondering why I felt so good. I could feel the values of diversity, inclusivity and equality in the atmosphere, in the attitudes of the staff towards LGBTQ people.
Gay Club in Turku
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The region was originally called Suomi Finland , which later became the name for the whole country. As of 30 September , the population of Turku was ,  making it the sixth largest city in Finland after Helsinki , Espoo , Tampere , Vantaa and Oulu. The city is officially bilingual as 5. It is unknown when Turku gained city rights. The Pope first mentioned the town Aboa in his Bulla in and the year is now used as the foundation year of Turku.
Cruising in Turku, Western Finland
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Finland is one of the most gay friendly countries in the world and one of the safest countries for LGBTQ travelers. Keltainen Ruusu is the iconic sex store and meeting point for gay men. It is the largest sex store and cinema in Finland.