De siste ukene har voksne mennesker snakket om barn i Aftenposten. Noen som kaller seg rare ting, som kjønnsforskere og sexologer, har kranglet om hva det vil si å være gutt, jente eller noe de kaller transe. Vi i Gay Kids synes at sånne voksne bør la barna være i fred. Hvis en kjønnsforsker synes dameklær er bedre enn mannsklær, eller at rosa er bedre enn blått – ja da kan han kle seg i sånne klær selv. Sånne kjønnsforskere må også få lov til å kle seg i mørke farger og gjøre tøffe manneting. Eller bruke dameparykk og masse leppestift. Det er ikke noe galt med det! Galt blir det når voksne forteller at jenter ikke får lov til å elske rosa og Barbie dukker eller at gutter ikke får lov til å drømme om å bli brannmann når de blir store. Er du gutt og er glad i å drive med jenteting har du også lov til det. Alt er lov. Ikke hør på hva sånne eksperter sier! Barna ruler. Du bestemmer du selv!!
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 Folkestad family has turned this rule up side down. Mummy and Daddy Folkestad have four Kids. Their names are Philip, Anette, Thomas and Helene. The only non Gay Kid in the family is Helene. She is 25 years old and wants to marry a man. Helene is not embarrassed by this fact.
As a matter of fact she finds it quite hilarious. Even though Philip, Anette and Thomas represent the Gay norm; they don’t bully Helene for being the deviant one in the family. Now and then they ask Helene if she could join them and be a Gay Kid too. Then they could ask to be enrolled in the Guinness book of records. They argue that no family in the whole world can compete with the Folkestads when it comes to producing Gay Kids!!!!