Norway

LGBTI Rights in Norway


ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting.

Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a gunman at a gay bar in Oslo. Police…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the rampage, killing two people and injuring 21 on the…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2022

Fifty Years On, Norway Apologises for Law That Criminalised Gay Sex

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian government formally apologised to gay men on Wednesday for a law that once criminalised sexual intercourse between men. Some 119 individuals were convicted and sent to jail…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Gay Santa ad highlights big shift in Norwegian society

Christmas ads have become an annual tradition, often appearing as mini-films with their own festive story. But one Norwegian commercial, featuring Father Christmas kissing a man waiting for him at home on…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2021

Church in Norway marks name change for transgender person

A Lutheran church in Norway has held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old transgender person in what officials said marked the first such event in a place of worship in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Norwegian Methodist Church issues apology to LGBT community

On 21 December, 2020, this historic statement was published on the Methodist Church's website: “The Methodist Church in Norway admits and apologizes for the condemning attitudes and actions that have inflicted insults,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans people

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981. People found guilty of…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2020

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender and bisexual people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981. People found…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2020

Norway will prioritise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees

Norway is to prioritise refugees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, the government has confirmed. LGBT+ refugees will, for the first time, be given priority both as a group and individuals…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

Norway issues rightwing terror warning for year ahead

Norway’s domestic security agency has warned about the possibility of a terror attack from rightwing extremists “in the coming year”. In a statement, the PST said its heightened assessment stemmed from the…

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