August 4th, 2011
|07:26 am - Heroic action|
I am not sure if everyone saw the story of the lesbian married couple who took their boat out onto the lake in Norway to rescue people who were swimming away from the massacre.
Between runs they saw that the bullets had hit the right side of the boat. Since there were so many and not all fit at once aboard, they returned to the island four times. They were able to rescue 40 young people.
Between runs they saw bullet holes in the boat - he was firing at them - and they went back into range four times. That is impressive.
IIRC, the first report I saw of this story didn't mention that they saw the bullet holes in their boat and kept going back to rescue more people; it just mentioned that they went back several times. It was impressive anyway, but knowing that the bullets were coming that close is even more so.
No. I am surprised there hasn't been a massive media storm around this uplifting human-interest story. Perhaps the ladies didn't feel they wanted any fuss. If so, credit to the Norwegian media for respecting those wishes.
I hadn't heard about this - thanks for the link.
I have only heard about it through other people's blogs. Surprised it hasn't been a big story.
|Date:||August 5th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)|| |
It's been picked up by the Mail and the Guardian now, with a remark about how odd that it took so long to be picked up, and all the comments pages are like WHY DO YOU KEEP TELLING US THAT THEY ARE LESBIANS, ARE YOU BEING RACIST AGAINST STRAIGHT PEOPLE? ARE YOU SAYING THAT STRAIGHT PEOPLE AREN'T HEROIC? WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE LESBIANS, SHUT UP ABOUT THEM, so I think that solves that mystery, frankly.
Sheesh. Well, hopefully the Guardian will never pay any attention to the comments they get because frankly some of those people are the lowest of the low.
Thanks for this story. As a lesbian myself, I agree their sexuality shouldn't be an issue, but the truth is it does still need to be mentioned because there are still so many people who think of the LGBT community as some weird "other" rather than just people like everyone else. The more positive news stories there are, the better.
I know what you mean. It seems strange to have to mention it at all, in that it is an extraneous detail, but as you say it is a positive story.