Wouldn't it be great if kids in kindergarten would hear stories about tough princesses who rescue princes from great danger, or about princes who fall in love with other princes or about growing up with two mums instead of a mum and a dad? Even though lgbt children's books have been around for a while, expecting to find them in a kindergarten's reader's corner still seems a bit too optimistic.
Not so in Norway. The Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion says that children should be taught that having gay and lesbian parents is normal, reports Vårt Land.
( Read more about kid's books in Norway... )
A few month ago I started to write articles for eurOut, an online platform dedicated to the visibility of lesbian and bisexual women in Europe. Below I provide a list of the articles I wrote since then. In the future all my contributions to eurOut will be cross-posted to this blog as well.
- March 20th, 2009: Denmark grants homosexual couples right to adopt: a summary on the development of adoption rights in Denmark.
- March 31st, 2009: Book presentation "Frauenliebe": an event review and book introduction to Hilde Schmlzer's Frauenliebe. Berühmte weibliche Liebespaare der Geschichte.
- April 12th, 2009: Amazon removes sales ranking from LGBT books: my take on the "Amazon glitch"/"Amazon fail".
Be sure to read Sandra Showtime's follow up post: The Amazon Case A Reflection Of What We AreAble To Achieve as well.
- May 4th, 2009: A Walk Through Feminist/LesBian History: write-up on lgbt and/or feminist themed guided tours in Germany, Switzerland, and Vienna.