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Congratulations to Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, Heroines of Utoya Island
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/27/11
Last updated on: 07/27/11
 
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A Norwegian lesbian couple, Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, are receiving recognition for their heroism in the tragedy at Utoya Island, where 68 young people were killed by a right-wing terrorist on July 23, 2011.

Dalen and Hansen were camping at a site near Utoya Island when they heard gunshots and screaming. They rushed their boat to the island and fished injured and traumatized youth from the water and transported them ashore. Despite being fired at by the terrorist, the couple returned to the island four times and are believed to have rescued as many as forty people from the massacre.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the people of Norway as they cope with a tragedy that has profoundly shaken their country, which has been a beacon of equal rights.

 
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