A hero story for our times

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A hero story for our times
A hero story for our times
By way of the Advocate

The Advocate last week reported about a gay couple, two women, who saved 40 people at the Utoya summer camp in Norway during the attacks last month. From Band of Thebes, the story as you might re-tell it in a bar:

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were eating at their campsite when they heard shots and screams across the water. Did they run and hide? No, they’re lesbians, so they jumped in their boat and sped toward the slaughter. The women pulled terrified teens from the water and the rocky coast as the insane far-right gunman shot through their vessel. Unfortunately, there were too many youth to fit in the boat. Hege and Toril ferried the group to safety, then hurried back to the massacre, rescuing another boatload. Then they did it yet again. And still again. Altogether in their four trips they saved forty people from the scene where seventy-six died.

The report began in the Finnish press, for fearless users of Google translate and/or speakers of Finnish.

A hero story for our times

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