Why LLH doesn't participate in IDAHO

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17th) coincides with Norway's constitutional day.

LLH = The Norwegian LGBT Organisation

LLH aims to work for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination.

LLH Governing Documents

Click to read LLHs political platform, work programme, political platform on transgender, HIV-principles, Code of Conduct and of course, our constitution.

What does LLH do?

LLH - The Norwegian LGBT Association aims to work for the equality of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We focus public and government attention on cases of discrimination against LGBT people by asserting political/diplomatic pressure, providing information and working with other organisations and national media.

Pink Competency: Equality in health care, schools and the police force

The LLH project 'Pink Competency' provides training for health professionals, school staff and the police forsce. It raises awareness within these professions regarding how heteronormativity affects health care provided to LGBT populations. Pink Competency is a national collaboration between the Norwegian Directorate for Health, the Norwegian Directorate of Education and The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and LLH, the Norewgian LGBT organization.

Pink Competency Justice

A presentation of LLH's project to educate the Norweigan police force on lgbt matters, to enable them to better handle hate crimes motivated by homophobia.

Being LGBT in Norway

The organized battle for gay and lesbian rights in Norway began sixty years ago, in 1950. Since then we have seen great improvements in the legal rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT people).

Same-sex marriage in Norway

From January 1 2009 the Marriage Act has been applicable for same-sex couples as well as different-sex couples.

It is possible for foreign couples to marry in Norway, but most countries still do not recognize the marrige.

Same-sex couples and children

In Norway, same-sex couples formally have the right to adopt, and then everybody has the same rights to parental leave no matter their gender. In practice, it is impossible to adopt from abroad. Since there are very few Norwegian children for adoption, so the right remains almost illusory.

Women in same-sex relationships have the right to receive artificial insemination on the same level as different-sex couples.

Surrogacy is prohibited, and the government is discussing whether having children this way also abroad should be made punishable by law.

Out at work

Somewhere between 5 and 8 % of the Norwegian population is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT people).In this brochure, you will find tips about how you can make your workplace inclusive, accepting and a good place to work.

The Norwegian Government plan of action on LGBT 2009-2012

"By means of this action plan the Government wishes to place the LGBT perspective in all policy areas and in the ministries involved."

LLH and UNDP mark IDAHO in Oslo

Read the speech of the president of LLH, Bård Nylund, given at a viewing of the documentary 'Translatina', to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia in Norway on May 25th 2012.

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