Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression

Everyone has the same rights, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT people) should be able to live openly, and the Norwegian Government is working to prevent discrimination. One of the Government’s main aims is to strengthen the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and to counteract discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Public attitude and quality of life for LGBT people are improving over time, but updated research shows that there is still a need for a targeted and systematic effort in this field.