Copenhagen Pride crowdfunds 30K for Rainbow Flagpole

Copenhagen Pride crowdfunds 30K for Rainbow Flagpole

It took Copenhagen Pride less than 24 hours to crowdfund 30,000 DKK for a new flagpole meant to celebrate diversity at the Rainbow Square (Regnbuepladsen) in Copenhagen.

On 4 April 2017 Copenhagen Pride initiated a fundraising campaign asking the public for help to crowdfund 30,000 DKK for a new[……]

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Denmark gets Pride Stamp

Denmark gets Pride Stamp

The Danish postal service, PostNord, has introduced a new rainbow-colored stamp to highlight the fight for LGBTQ equality and celebrate diversity.

On 30. March 2017 PostNord added the rainbow to their stamp collection thus following in the footsteps of their Swedish division who issued the World'[……]

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The city of Malmö has announced their support of Copenhagen's bid to host WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. The events goes by the name Copenhagen 2021 and will become the world's largets LGBTQ event focusing on sports, human rights and celebrations.

Malmö supports Copenhagen in bid for WorldPride and EuroGames

The City of Malmö has announced its support of Copenhagen’s bid to host WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. The events goes by the name Copenhagen 2021 and will become the world’s largets LGBTQ event focusing on sports, human rights and celebrations.

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Malmö has decided to[……]

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Behind the curtains: The Strength to be Myself

Behind the curtains: The Strength to be Myself

Robert grew up in a conservative Christian family in the southern United States and is currently residing in Copenhagen. He is gay and is today living his own life guided by his own compass. But it was not always like that. Here is his story – told by himself.

By Robert Davis

I have always known[……]

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History Lesson: When the Swedish homosexuals stopped being sick

History Lesson: When the Swedish homosexuals stopped being sick

Back in 1979 homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness in Sweden, but an occupation of the National Board of Health and Welfare, organised by RFSL – the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights – changed history.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay[……]

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LGBTQ News - Around the World

LGBTQ News: Around the World

Take a quick trip with us around the world as we have handpicked a few LGBTQ news we believe are either nice to know or need to know.

USA / Big Boo is back on the market

Lea DeLaria and Chelsea Fairless

Orange Is the Ne[……]

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Homophobia Alive and Kicking in the Stadium

Homophobia Alive and Kicking in the Stadium

Homophobia in sports is a recurring topic in the public debate in Denmark, and recent months have once again highlighted the fact that homophobic slur is far too common on the Danish soccer fields.

Homophobia in sports is a recurring topic in the public debate in Denmark, and recent months have o[……]

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Cocktails-&-Dreams---A-high-end-female-society-in-Copenhagen

Cocktails & Dreams: A high-end female society in Copenhagen

So here is something you might not know yet. Every month more than 50 well-dressed women meet up to take over the exclusive bars of Copenhagen. The name is Cocktails & Dreams; a society inviting women who like women to enjoy each other’s company over drinks and cocktails at some of the best bars[……]

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Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

The national Danish organisation LGBT Danmark is currently working closely with the Tunisian LGBT organisation to tackle homophobia and make life better for Tunisia’s LGBT+ population.

Focus on MENA
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) is Denmark’s collaboration project with the Middle E[……]

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Honestly ... I don't care what you are!

Honestly … I don’t care what you are!

Annemette is on the cover of this issue, beautifully wrapped in a rainbow flag. Being straight and deeply involved in Copenhagen’s LGBTQ community might be a fact — but a fact she would hesitate a bit to confirm. Why? Because boxes and labels really do not matter.

If you regularly frequent the ga[……]

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Eurovision - Who are we sending to Ukraine

Eurovision: Who are we sending to Ukraine?

The Eurovision Song Contest is hugely popular in Denmark and Sweden and in February and March the national selections take place on both sides. It is all about finding out who and which songs will represent Sweden and Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in May. And i[……]

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Malmö Opera makes toilets gender neutral

Malmö Opera makes toilets gender neutral

Malmö Opera has recently introduced a gender neutral bathroom in order to make sure that everyone can feel safe and comfortable when nature calls.

Malmö Opera has had drag queens and high heels on stage since autumn in their critically acclaimed production of the musical “Kinky Boots”, and the ge[……]

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Opinion: Denmark through the eyes of a transgender couple

Opinion: Denmark through the eyes of a transgender couple

Tanya and Robin are our new dynamic writing duo and in every issue of Homotropolis they will zoom in on current trans issues in Denmark.

2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been interesting times for transgender people in Denmark. Last summer the parliament agreed to remove transsexuality from th[……]

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Jim Lyngvild removed from Holocaust memorial

Jim Lyngvild removed from Holocaust memorial

Danish designer Jim Lyngvild can no longer be seen kissing another guy in the film looping in Berlin’s memorial to gay Holocaust victims. The video was swapped on January 10 after a tourist tipped the foundation behind the memorial that Lyngvild is both racist, sexist and homophobic.

A looped vid[……]

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Copenhagen-Winter-Pride-Week-2017

Copenhagen Winter Pride Week – once again!

Copenhagen Pride is once again serving a diverse and interesting programme for Winter Pride Week 2017 which goes down from 5. – 11. February.

Highlights include the American trans activist, motivational speaker and adult film producer Buck Angel, a chance to meet the people from Istanbul Pride an[……]

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Goodbye Mr. Ambassador

Goodbye Mr. Ambassador

Rufus Gifford, the highly popular and openly gay US ambassador to Denmark, said goodbye in January after three and a half years in Copenhagen.

To most Danes the former US ambassador to Denmark is simply known by his first name, Rufus. During his time in Denmark the ambassador has been the subject[……]

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Homotropolis Magazine is Out!

Homotropolis Magazine is Out!

Welcome to this issue of Homotropolis. Our new magazine is touching upon numerous subjects all related to LGBTQ issues and we’re once again excited to share it with you.

Winter Pride Week is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this year, making it a newcomer to Copenhagen’s LGBTQ community and a much n[……]

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Catching that holiday spirit

Catching that holiday spirit

Both the Swedes and the Danes go all in during Christmas season and while many traditions are the same on both sides of the bridge there are also noticeable differences.

Here is an overview of some of the customs along with our ideas of what not to miss during the holiday season.

In these Decem[……]

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Interview: Queer Author Kristofer Folkhammar

Interview: Queer Author Kristofer Folkhammar

Homotropolis recently met up with author Kristofer Folkhammar for a coffee and a quick chat. Folkhammar is the author of two well-received novels about complex relationships in the gay community.

We meet up with Kristofer at a café close to Möllan in Malmö. He is a tall guy with kind eyes. He smi[……]

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Behind the curtains: Confessions of a trans woman

Behind the curtains: Confessions of a trans woman

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance we’re very proud to bring you Tanya’s very intimate story, written by Tanya herself, putting into words what it is like to be a transgender woman and growing up not feeling right. We would like to thank Tanya Randstoft for her touching and educating contributio[……]

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