It is important for everyone to be in company where they feel good and can talk about their life and feelings openly and without facing prejudice. It is also good to listen and learn from others. Numerous social and support groups operate within Samtökin ‘78. Here, everyone should be able to find the group for them.
Samtökin ‘78’s Youth group operates within the organisation and is intended for hqueer between the ages of 14 and 18. Members meet every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the organisation’s community centre. Look for them on Facebook under Queer Youth of Reykjavík. A queer youth group also operates in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
A.A. groups.The A.A. group for homosexuals meets every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Tjarnargata 20 (the Yellow House). The group’s meetings are well attended by alcoholics who unite their experience, strength and hopes as homosexual and bisexual alcoholics and seek a new lifestyle – sober. Groups hold their meetings in Icelandic, but guests are welcome to express themselves in the language of their choice. www.aa.is
Bears on Ice is a social group that organizes Iceland's only bear event each September plus smaller events. bearsonice.org
FAS - Parents and Relatives of Lesbians and Gays. FAS enables parents and relatives of lesbians and gays to meet others in the same position, obtain information regarding education and support and improve the visibility of relatives in society. Facebook
HIN - Hinsegin Norðurland is an organisation of homosexual, bisexual and transsexual persons in Northern Iceland and is based in Akureyri. Facebook
HLDI - Deaf Social group is an independent social group that has the dual mission of protecting the rights of and dealing with issues concerning deaf homosexuals and creating a positive space for social activities.
Intersex Ísland is an association for intersex persons in Iceland intersex.samtokin78.is
Q - Organisation of Queer Students in Iceland. A social and interest group for students at University of Iceland and other university-level institutions in Iceland. www.hinsegin.wordpress.com
Reykjavik Gay Pride is an independent organisation responsible for coordinating the annual Gay Pride festivities, held the second weekend in August with a exuberant parade and outdoor fête. www.reykjavikpride.com
Styrmir sports club started in 2006 and offers a variety of fun groups to practice sports with in great company. Everyone is welcome at any time. Styrmis offers anyone who is interested to come and try out three times each of the sports free of charge. Styrmir Sports Club emphasises on a positive and fun environment where everyone is always welcome! For more information, please check out our Facebook page: Facebook. Here is their schedule for fall 2015
Trans-Iceland is an association for transgender persons in Iceland. trans.samtokin78.is