Owner, Torben Rasmussen, and the bar manager, Kenny Hoffland by Centralhjørnet's entrance.

Historic Copenhagen gay bar turns 100

Centralhjørnet in Copenhagen, one of the world’s oldest gay bars, is celebrating its 100th birthday in style with a fully packed week of entertainment and a big birthday reception.

Since 1917 the legendary pub Centralhjørnet (the Central Corner) has had the same address in Kattesundet in the very[……]

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Copenhagen takes over Miami at World OutGames

Copenhagen takes over Miami at World OutGames

Happy Copenhagen is ready to represent Copenhagen and market Copenhagen 2021 at this year’s World OutGames in Miami. And with an awesome line-up of Danish performers and a whole new visual identity they are ready to impress the many guests expected to visit World OutGames.

Miami Beach will play h[……]

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LGBTQ News - Around the World

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.

CHECHNYA / Gay concentration camps
100+ men presumed to be gay have been detained and tortured in concentration camps in the Russian republic Chechnya. A minimum[……]

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New gay bar in Malmö

New gay bar in Malmö

Malmö’s latest addition to the gay scene is a breath of fresh air in a city with few LGBTQ options. Red Shoe has opened up with flying rainbow colours and whether you feel like a cocktail, some chatting or dancing or even a plate of Moules Frites this intimate new bar delivers.

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Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

The Danish dictionary recently added 881 new entries. One of them is “bøsserøv”, the Danish word for faggot. The national organisation LGBT Denmark thinks it is a good decision.

The latest update of the official Danish Dictionary in April includes the derogatory word bøsserøv , the Danish equival[……]

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Footballers unite against Homophobia

Footballers unite against Homophobia

A united Danish football community is behind a strong and clear message that homophobia is unacceptable and not to be tolerated any longer.

A campaign launched by The Danish Football Players’ Association, The Danish Football Association (DBU) and the Division Association with the purpose of final[……]

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Homotropolis spring issue is out!

Our spring issue is out!

Welcome to the spring issue of Homotropolis which comes out just as the days are getting longer and the weather is showing signs of summer approaching.

For this issue we paid a visit to the legendary gay bar Centralhjørnet on the occasion of their upcoming birthday. Copenhagen’s oldest gay bar is[……]

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Gender Free Internet is now available

Gender Free Internet is now available

Copenhagen Pride is behind a new project pushing the message of a gender free internet to both users and website owners.

By installing a Google Chrome plugin your browser automatically removes gender boxes from forms you meet online. Copenhagen Pride believes that its time to remove the two old s[……]

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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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