Kim Freelay was honored with a funeral at the expense of the state. Freel thus became the seventh woman to receive this award.
The Prime Minister’s Office says Freel’s survivors agreed to the funeral at government expense.
– He was at the forefront of the struggle for gay rights and transformed society into one that is generous and inclusive of all of us. As a token of our gratitude, Prime Minister Jonas Kare Store (Labor) says the government wants to hold a funeral for Kim Free at state expense.
It is an award given by the government and has previously been given to Gina Krog, Sigrid Undset, Sonja Ludvigsen, Halldis Moren Vesaas, Wenche Foss and Grete Waitz.
A total of 100 people have been buried at government expense since the program was introduced in 1881.
Kim Freel died Monday night at the age of 86.
She was the first Norwegian woman to appear in public as a lesbian. Homosexuality was criminalized in 1972, and in 1978 “homosexuality” was abolished as a psychiatric diagnosis. He dedicated his life to the gay struggle.
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