On Friday, May the 31th, at 10 pm Gay Kids Norway is opening at Maihaugen. A prominent guest, and a most important part of the Norwegian Gay Kids project, is the actor Stig-Werner Moe. This is his childhood history: “I grew up in Lillehammer. As a kid I lived with my mother and grandparents. My grandfather worked as a caretaker at the Lillehammer City Collection of Paintings. He had an apartment in the museum building and it was quite an adventure to live there. After closing hours I could cycle around, all on my own, on my tricycle enjoying the art collection. You should think I would have grown-up to be a painter – but I didn’t. Have you seen the movie “The Journey to the Christmas Star”? The man playing the evil count - that’s me!!!!”
Welcome to the grand Gay Kids opening at Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer, May the 31th at 10 am. Olemic Tommessen (Høyre) and the actor Stig-Werner Moe (The Journey to the Christmas Star, Blåfjell) are coming, are YOU coming too???
This freshly curated exhibition documents the childhoods of grown-up Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual persons. It promotes visibility and mutual respect for individual choices and different family constellations as a foundation for an open and inclusive society – for all minorities.
The Gay Kids team is proud to be mentioned in the Governmental White Paper nr 34 (2012–2013) that outlines proposals for the Norwegian health politics in the forthcoming years. Under the heading “Sex education in schools” the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training recommends Gay Kids Norway – the Book (Gay Kids: Kule barn som også finnes). It is an educational tool designed to make it easier for young people to talk about being gay and can be an excellent tool to counteract prejudice. The childhood of a Gay Kid is very similar to that of other children. The only difference being that they learn next to nothing about the love they will experience when they become older.