Wenche Lowzow passed away

Wenche LowzowWenche Lowzow.Photo. wikimedia.org

Wenche Lowzow, the first parliamentary representative in Norway who came forward as gay, passed away. The conservative politician was 90 years old. “Of course it hurts, it is a great loss”, says Wenche Lowzow’s spouse Kim Friele to Aftenposten.

Lowzow represented the Oslo Conservatives Party and was part of the Parliament for the period 1977- 1985. She had a registered partnership with writer and activist Karen-Christine (Kim) Friele since 1993. The couple had been together for almost 40 years, says Friele. Lowzow died after a long illness in a care home in Geilo.

Wenche Lowzow, originally from Frogner, will be interred in Oslo, but the date of the funeral has not yet been confirmed.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today