Calls to rename central Oslo square in honor of Kim Friele

A very moved Crown Princess Mette-Marit together with Kim Friele. Friele's fight has meant a lot to the Crown Princess. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Calls have been made to rename part of the square at Nationaltheatret, in central Oslo, after gay rights activist Kim Friele.

Honoring Friele for a lifetime of selfless struggle and work

Thomas Bartholdsen, an important figure in the Conservative (H) party for Oslo and former deputy Storting representative, has requested that part of the square in front of the Nationaltheatret, in Oslo, should be renamed in Kim Friele’s honor.

The gay rights activist, whose struggle for equality and tolerance, inspired many passed away earlier this year at the age of 86. Speaking to the newspaper Aftenposten, Bartholdsen said that he thought the renaming of the square would be a significant way to honor Friele whose work and life have touched thousands of Norwegians.

According to Bartholdsen the square, currently named after actor Johanne Dybwad, who passed away in 1950, is large enough to accommodate Friele’s name too.

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1 Comment on "Calls to rename central Oslo square in honor of Kim Friele"

  1. yvonne andreassen | 25. December 2021 at 17:38 | Reply

    I spent some years living in Norway….I bore everybody here (England) about how REAL Democracy works;

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