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Bent Hoie (left) and his husband, Dag Terje Solvang.

Norway’s Health Minister to take husband to Paralympics in Sochi

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
OSLO -- Norway's most high-profile openly gay politician will attend the Paralympic Games in Russia with his husband, despite the controversy surrounding Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. [ Read more → ]

Norway refuses gay Iraqi asylum, says ‘go home, be discreet’

Monday, December 12, 2011
A gay Iraqi has been refused Norwegian asylum and told to “go home and be discreet.” The High Court accepted that Azad Hassan Rasol was gay and that gay men in Iraq are at risk, including at risk of being killed, but it ruled that Rasol ‘must comply with Iraq’s socio-cultural norms’. [ Read more → ]

Married lesbian couple rescues 40 kids during Norway shooting rampage

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A lesbian couple were among the first responders to assist victims following the shooting massacre in Norway on Friday, when gunman Anders Behring Breivik went on a shooting rampage at a youth camp on Utoya island. [ Read more → ]

Oslo: Something to remember

Monday, July 25, 2011
I’ve been struggling to find a meaningful way to discuss the Oslo tragedy -- and I’m at the point of simply admitting the sheer frustration I have with my abilities as a writer, as a therapist, as a commentator -- and as a human being. Maybe you’re there, too. [ Read more → ]
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