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Norway LGBT association welcomes new gaffe-reminded Equality Minister. A considerable Twitter flurry was stirred up upon retrieval of a 2010 tweet by newly appointed Minister of Children, Family and Equality Solveig Horne, Wednesday. “Wonder if it is alright for a pre-school to read gay fairytales for young children?” asked Ms. Horne on Twitter, who posted the controversial message in response to an article published by Vårt Land.       The article focused on the government’s request for day cares to use storybooks that reflect more sexual diversity. An example was to use a picture book where the prince falls in love with another prince, VG wrote. 

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Norway LGBT association welcomes new gaffe-reminded Equality Minister

Published on Thursday, 17th October, 2013 at 10:32 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

A considerable Twitter flurry was stirred up upon retrieval of a 2010 tweet by newly appointed Minister of Children, Family and Equality Solveig Horne, Wednesday.

Minister Solveig Horne
The Minister of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion met the press on her first day in her new postMinister Solveig Horne
Photo: BLD/Flickr


“Wonder if it is alright for a pre-school to read gay fairytales for young children?” asked Ms. Horne on Twitter, who posted the controversial message in response to an article published by Vårt Land.      

The article focused on the government’s request for day cares to use storybooks that reflect more sexual diversity. An example was to use a picture book where the prince falls in love with another prince, VG wrote. 

Ms. Horne’s tweet caused many to react. She will be responsible for the pursuit of gender equality in Norway.

“I hope that they don’t judge me before they get to know me and know what I’m going to do for this group,” Ms. Horne told NRK.

She made several steps to clarify her stance during Wednesday’s inauguration of the new government.  

The Minister received and accepted a LGBT flag from the leader of the Norwegian LGBT Organization (LLH) Bård Nylund.

This was followed up with a picture with the newly appointed Minister of Health Bent Høie, who is openly gay.

“We have a nice tradition of meeting up when the new Minister of Equality is appointed,” said Mr. Nylund to Dagbladet.

“It was especially important today,” he declared, adding that he anticipates Ms. Horn to follow up on the government platform that states that they will ensure LGBT rights and focus on transparency and combat discrimination.

Mr. Nylund also believes that the new minister will not experience similar unfortunate situations as she did in 2010, and looked forward.

“And what better way to uplift the mood on the first day of work than to have a rainbow colored bouquet with an LGBT flag on her desk?” he concluded.




Published on Thursday, 17th October, 2013 at 10:32 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

This post has the following tags: gayrightsnorway, norwaylesbianrights, transsexualrightsnorway, norwaydiscrimination.





  
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