We concentrate our efforts in the following areas:
LGBT people should enjoy the same legal rights as others in all aspects of life. We actively campaigned for and in 2008 we won the battle for a gender-neutral law of marriage, for the right to be considered as adoptive parents, for the right to assisted fertilization and for our children's right to two parents at birth. We work to remove the law that allows the Norwegian church to discriminate against LHBT people and we work to ensure that the police follows the current government's instructions in registering and working to prevent hate-related crime.We also work for the rights of Norways trandsgender population, as well as the rights of LGBT asylum seekers.
We give information to the government and to different organisations about LGBT people. For the past four years we have been running a successfull project in the Norwegian health sector called 'Rosa Kompetanse' (Pink Competence), where the objective is to increase the knowledge about LGBT people amongst health workers. We try to inform the public through the media and many of our local groups give lessons at schools and universities.
International LGBT liberation
We work to liberate LGBT people around the world from oppression and discrimination. We have a project in Nepal where we work closely with the Nepali LGBT organization 'Blue Diamond', and in Kenya, with our partner organization 'Gay and Lesbian Coalition' (GALCK) in Kenya. We also support the work of organziations and networks in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.
LLH also works with the Norwegian governement, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also Norad in order to help them incorporate and mainstream an LGBT perspective in their work.
LLH is a member of ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
Creating space and places to meet
We work to ensure that LGBT people all over the country have safe places where they can meet and people they can talk to if they feel that being LGBT is difficult. Many of our 12 local groups run sports teams, activity groups and cafes. They organize parties, seminars, gay parades and festivals - where non-members are also welcome. We also run an information hotline and a network for parents of LGBT people.
Today LLH has about 2000 members. If you sign up, you'll help stop discrimination against LGBT people in Norway and abroad.
For further information, don' hesitate to contact us!
Phone: + 47 23 10 39 39