june, 2021

09jun5:00 pm6:00 pmConversation and performance at Den Nationale Scene: Coming out, Coming in


Event Details

Based on various “coming-out” stories and recent research, we ask our self what can still be difficult about coming out as queer in today’s Norway?

For most of us who break with norms of gender and sexuality, telling this to our loved ones can be an important turning point in our life. The experiences can have a great influence on how one relates to openness later in life. To “come out” is not just something you do once – with a new social environment, new school or workplace, you are faced with the choice time and time again.

Together with the Bergen Pride, DNS invites you to a conversation about different aspects of “coming out”. Actors also perform excerpts from anonymous “coming out” stories that can provide an insight into the thought process many queer people go through.

 The comprehensive study LGBTIQ Living Conditions 2020, led by UiB, will be published at the end of June. The work with this, points out that many of us experience challenges and strains related to openness, despite more formal rights, legal protection and an improvement in attitudes in society. What are the biggest obstacles, what limitations do you experience with concepts and categories, and what does it have to say for your own self-understanding?

 Once you have come out, you can also take part in a queer community. But what characterizes this community and how easy it is to get in? How inclusive does coming into this community feel?

 The conversation will be led by Bergen Pride´s festival manager, Joakim Aadland, together with a great panel with various views on the topic.

CC: See dns.no for information about tickets.


(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Open for everyone.

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