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[gay days] «The festival Gay days is the biggest cultural event for the country's gay audience…»

In these words, Skeive Days presents itself. The annual festival opens in Oslo this weekend, 22. June, and lasts for 1. July. In just over a week, including two weekends, Norway's capital will be characterized by gay joy of life.

But is this cultural event really only, or for that matter most, for Norway's queer audience – as the organizers claim? Of course not. If not, there will be no meaning in the festival's main purpose, namely: "to contribute to increased acceptance and respect for this part of the capital's diverse citizens."

The festival's point should be precisely to include the heterosexual majority, too. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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