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Are Kristoffer Grongstad (born 9 April 1988) is a Norwegian handball player.

He hails from Namsos. As a teenager he played for Heimdal HK in the highest Norwegian league, but when that club was struck by economic problems in 2007 he joined Elverum Håndball.[1] In 2009 he joined Nøtterøy IF.[2]

Grongstad came out as a homosexual in a Østlendingen article in 2008.[3] The story was immediately picked up by all national media.[4]


  1. ^ Angelo, Erlend (27 June 2007). "Elverum neste stopp" (in Norwegian). Namdalsavisa. Retrieved 13 August 2009.  
  2. ^ "Grongstad til Nøtterøy" (in Norwegian). Østlendingen. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.  
  3. ^ Norberg-Schulz, Wenche (19 September 2008). "– Håper å bli et forbilde" (in Norwegian). Østlendingen. Retrieved 13 August 2009.  
  4. ^ Norberg-Schulz, Wenche (20 September 2008). "Håndball-Norge støtter Grongstad" (in Norwegian). Østlendingen. Retrieved 13 August 2009.  


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