Wenche Lowzow 27 May 1926 – 24 September 2016

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The first lesbian MP in Norway has passed away at the age of 90.

Wenche Lowzow was a pioneer in gay rights in the country and has passed away after complications that stemmed from long term illness.

She represented Oslo Høyre and served in the Norwegian parliament between the period of 1977 and 1985. She then went on to work as both a teacher and a principal in an Oslo school, but has fought for gay rights since she came out as a lesbian during a debate in 1979.

Lowzow declared her civil partnership with the writer and activist Karen Christine Friele in 1993.

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