Equality and diversity

More equal and inclusive society for all LGBTQ people

The attack that took place on the night of 25 June 2022 is a painful reminder that work still needs to be done – also politically – to make Norway a safer, more equal and inclusive society for all LGBTQ people. The Government wants to strengthen the efforts to combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics.

The Government is working on a new four-year action plan for LGBTQ rights, which will set out its latest efforts and priorities for the coming years. The action plan, which is applicable from 2023, will have a special focus on improving the quality of life for LGBTQ people, protecting their rights and fostering greater acceptance of gender and sexuality diversity. Extra efforts will be aimed at LGBTQ people with minority backgrounds and in religious communities, people with gender incongruence (transgender) and the sports community.

Attitudes in the population and the quality of life for LGBTQ people are gradually changing for the better, but recent research shows that there is still a need for a targeted and systematic effort.