The city has also evolved into an important community hotspot in Central Europe.
Are you gay or are you straight? Are you bisexual or are you a lesbian? Are you femme or are you butch? Are you fat or are you thin?
Norway was among the first countries in the world to give equal rights to everyone no matter whom they love, and most Norwegians have a liberal attitude towards gay people. Cultural events, yearly parades – and a designated skiing festival for gays and lesbians are among the offerings.