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Norway’s LGBT. The Norwegian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equivalent is the LLH, an abbreviation for Landsforeningen for lesbisk og homofil frigjøring – LLH (“National Association for Lesbian and Homosexual Liberation”). It was founded in 1992. As in some other places, homosexuality once was legally punishable in Norway. That changed with time. The prohibition was repealed in 1972, a law on registered partnerships was enacted in 1993, and same-sex marriage became legal in 2009*. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is prohibited by law today. LLH has 14 local associations across the country. It is mainly a social organisation, though it is politically active in promoting LGBT rights and has lobbied for relevant measures. It is affiliated with similar organisations in other countries and is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA).

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Norway’s LGBT

Published on Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 at 08:15 under the columns category, by M. Michael Brady.

The Norwegian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equivalent is the LLH, an abbreviation for Landsforeningen for lesbisk og homofil frigjøring – LLH (“National Association for Lesbian and Homosexual Liberation”). It was founded in 1992.

LGBT parade
This pictures the parade in Oslo in 2011.LGBT parade
Photo: Ida Irene Bergstrøm/LLH


As in some other places, homosexuality once was legally punishable in Norway. That changed with time. The prohibition was repealed in 1972, a law on registered partnerships was enacted in 1993, and same-sex marriage became legal in 2009*. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is prohibited by law today.

LLH has 14 local associations across the country. It is mainly a social organisation, though it is politically active in promoting LGBT rights and has lobbied for relevant measures. It is affiliated with similar organisations in other countries and is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA).

*The ceremony is currently only a civil one. The Church Council recently voted no to allowing church weddings.

Further information:

Visit the LLH website, or contact the headquarters at Tollbugata 24, 4th floor, 0157 Oslo, Tel 23103939, post@llh.no.


Published on Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 at 08:15 under the columns category, by M. Michael Brady.

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