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Postal service issues new Pride stamp

Norway’s postal service (Posten) has made it more expensive and slower to send good-old fashioned cards and letters in the mail, but it keeps issuing decorative stamps. The latest is one celebrating the Pride movement, which has been under deadly pressure this week.

Posten’s new stamp is worth NOK 25. ILLUSTRATION: Posten

The announcement of a new stamp for letters or parcels weighing up to 50 grams came before Pride celebrations were suspended because of a mass shooting in Oslo. The assailant is believed to have targeted non-heterosexuals along with others out celebrating at local pubs.

“We’re glad to be part of the support behind Pride,” stated Posten’s chief executive Tone Wille. Posten is also marking that it’s been 50 years since the repeal of a Norwegian law against sexual relations between men.

newsinenglish.no staff

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