19 Apr

Jamie McGonnigal:

In light of the current trial of Anders Breivik, I thought it a good idea to share this story again.

Why is it that while the stories of other heroes made it into the press around the world, this couple was ignored?

Originally posted on Talk About Equality:

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen. Photo: Maija Tammi

By this point, most of you have heard about the tragedy in Norway a few weeks ago when a Christian Fundamentalist* murdered 77** people and injured another 96. The story has been well-covered by International media and the mainstream press here in the US.

What you probably have not heard about is the married lesbian couple who rescued 40 teenagers during and after the bloody event. Several blogs and gay and lesbian publications are now picking up the story, but the heavy hitters who usually kill for hero stories like this, have remained silent.

The Finnish capital city’s largest daily newspaper, Helsingin Sanomatpublished this account (translated from Finnish):

Hege Dalen and her spouse, Toril Hansen were near Utöyan having dinner on the opposite shore across from the ill-fated campsite, when they began to hear gunfire and screaming on the island.

“We were eating. Then shooting and then…

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  1. Ace April 23, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    thank you for posting this again – it is an uplifting piece of news

  2. snoopervizion April 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on snoopervizion #lgbt #progressive #p2 #treehugger blog.

  3. brotherkarl May 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Just accidentally ran across your site. Thank you for running this story. I researched it as soon as I saw your article. I look at the news every morning from 7-8 and every evening from about 5 -8 and I have never heard the story about the murdered people let alone the couple. I’m shocked!! The act of heroism that you speak of is definitely something to be noted. I must say though …that it was not reported that it was a lesbian couple that rescued the kids is not so outrageous. What is a little outrageous is that more of the LGBT community
    is not heralding these women as Hero’s themselves. Thank you for running the story

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