King Of Norway Declares Norwegians Include "Girls Who Love Girls, Boys Who Love Boys"
The King of Norway delivered an inspirational speech of acceptance that reached out to the country's LGBT community this week.
At a garden party outside the Royal Palace in Oslo, King Harald V addressed the crowd of over 1,000 guests to declare equality for all.
"Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and boys and girls who love each other," he said.
The king also included refugees in his speech, explaining that he'll consider you a Norwegian even if you weren't born in Norway.
“Norwegians are also immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, Somalia and Syria," he declared. "It is not always easy to say where we come from, to which nationality we belong. Home is where the heart is. That cannot always be placed within country borders.”
King Harald V also insisted that religion shouldn't separate his people either, saying, "Norwegians believe in God, Allah, everything and nothing.”
“In other words: you are Norway. We are Norway," he concluded. "My biggest hope for Norway is that we will manage to take care of each other, that we can build this country further on trust, solidarity and generosity."
Watch the speech with subtitles below.