Torstein Tranøy

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Torstein Tranøy (8. January 1964 – 7 September 2009) was a Norwegian journalist and writer.

He hailed from Trondheim. After starting his journalist career in the local Radio RV, he took journalist education in Oslo, and started working in Klassekampen.[1] He headed the local trade union, and left in protest when editor-in-chief Paul Bjerke was removed in 1997.[2] In 1998 he found work in the business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, where he worked at the time of his death.[1] His specialty in journalism was labour, trade unions and wage issues. In 2007 he released the book Vallas fall, about the scandal involving Gerd-Liv Valla and Ingunn Yssen.[2]

Openly gay, Tranøy was elected leader of the gay rights organization Det Norske Forbundet av 1948 in 1991. He succeeded Kjell Erik Øie.[3] The organization went defunct in 1992 as Norwegian National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation was established.[1]

Tranøy died suddenly of epilepsy in September 2009.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bjerke, Paul (9 September 2009). "Torstein Tranøy (1964–2009)". Klassekampen (in Norwegian). p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b Hellesnes, Pål (9 September 2009). "– Et tap for journalistikken". Klassekampen (in Norwegian). p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Ny leder i Forbundet av 1948" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 28 April 1991. 
  4. ^ Djuve, Amund (9 September 2009). "Torstein Tranøy, 1964-2009". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). p. 8.