Are you wondering why we celebrate Pride? Pride is about making queer culture visible, and celebrating queer love and diversity. It is about remembering battles that have been fought, victories and losses, which have led us to where we are today. In Norway, Pride is no longer just a celebration for queer people, but has also become a celebration in which the majority population, businesses, and political actors participate. Internationally, we see that Pride is being celebrated in more and more places. A strong mobilization for the rights of LGBTQI+ people worldwide over the last decade has led to many breakthroughs. Yet Pride is also a reminder that equal rights, recognition and respect cannot be taken for granted, and that these things are still not a reality for everyone. International solidarity is therefore crucial to equal rights worldwide.
STK has collected a handful of texts from UiO researchers and other relevant partners, that we hope can provide some insight into the research being conducted on Pride-related topics.
New in 2021
Despite legislation that recognizes sexual and gender diversity both in Norway and internationally, we see that binary gender norms and heteronormativity stubbornly persist in our legal structures. This means that in practice, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI) might not be protected from discrimination.
We do not know enough about intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ+ community, and those who belong to both an ethnic and a sexual minority are especially vulnerable. This can mean that they do not receive the help they need.