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The Big, Proud Saturday

After close to a full week of rainbow glam, legendary performances and extravagant drag queens on Pride Square during Copenhagen Pride Week the show is about to end … with a blast!

It is the day when LGBTQ+ people and allies from across the country – and around the world – gather to celebrate pri[……]

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Close-Up: Farah Abdi

Close-Up: Farah Abdi

Farah Abdi is an author, blogger, and refugee rights activist. Farah will be speaking at Copenhagen Pride today at the debate tent on the Rainbow Square.

Farah Abdi is a Somali transgender refugee. She is currently residing in Malta where she arrived by boat from Libya in 2012. Today she is a wri[……]

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Drag Queens will take over Pride Stage Tonight

Drag Queens will take over Pride Stage Tonight

Drag Queen Royalty Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 from The Planet Glamtron is headlining Copenhagen Pride’s legendary Drag Night this year.

The star of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 and the upcoming AllStars season 2 will conquer Pride Stage alongside the best queens of Denmark on Friday 19th of August.

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Open-Air Concert on Pride Stage Tonight feat. Fallulah

True to tradition Thursday night in Copenhagen Pride Week is dedicated to real live music on Pride Stage.

This year 8 different artists from both inside and outside of Denmark with connections to the LGBTQ community will show off their talents during “Under the Rainbow”. The concert is headlined[……]

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Tonight on Pride Stage: Evergreen Night

Tonight on Pride Stage: Evergreen Night

Wednesday night on Pride Square this year will be dedicated to bigband, swing, musicals and all the songs you like to sing along to.

A new concept has emerged this year during Copenhagen Pride Week: “Evergreen Night”. A night of sing-along, show tunes, swing and unforgettable musical hits.

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Tonight on Pride Stage: From Sweden with Love

Tonight on Pride Stage: From Sweden with Love

The opening night of Copenhagen Pride Week 2016 is dedicated to Sweden and Swedish artists who will conquer Pride Stage with pop, allsång (sing-along) and lots of special treats from the other side of the bridge.

Although Pride Stage will actually be opened by Italian singer Osvaldo Supino at aro[……]

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LGBTQ Rights and Debates all Week

LGBTQ Rights and Debates all Week

Copenhagen Pride Week is also a unique opportunity to participate in human rights debates and listen to keynotes from international guest speakers invited by Copenhagen Pride.

Once again Copenhagen Pride delivers an ambitious and interesting human rights programme full of LGBTQ talks, debates[……]

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Copenhagen Pride celebrates 20th anniversary

Copenhagen Pride celebrates 20th anniversary

Copenhagen Pride Week 2016 will take place this week from August 16 to August 21 in the Danish capital with the notorious parade on August 20. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of pride in Copenhagen and organisers expect yet another record-breaking event.

Bigger and stronger
Since the f[……]

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An ambitious Malmö Pride Week 2016

An ambitious Malmö Pride Week 2016

From August 5 to August 11 the rainbow flags will be waving across Malmö when the annual Malmö Pride (formerly known as “regnbågsfestivalen” – the rainbow festival) celebrates the LGBTQ community.

Malmö Pride 2016 will be bigger and more ambitious than ever before. With an extensive and very[……]

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Homotropolis Pride Issue 2016

Our Pride Issue 2016 is out!

Welcome to the pride issue of Homotropolis magazine. Both Malmö Pride and Copenhagen Pride are just around the corner and we have taken a closer look at the programme for both festivals and handpicked some events that we feel you should not miss out on.

It is not uncommon that people ask why prid[……]

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Bonfires, Burning Witches and Maypoles

Midsummer celebrations take place in both Denmark and Sweden in June, and while the Danes gather around bonfires with a witch on top, the Swedes prefer to eat, drink and dance around a decorated maypole.

It is no secret that Scandinavians love to talk about and complain about the weather. Win[……]

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The-Revival-of-LEZ

The Revival of LEZ

Copenhagen has relatively few party options catering specifically to the lesbian clientele, but good news arrived with the upcoming revival of the female-only concept LEZ.

LEZ has been a popular recurring event for lesbian and bisexual women over the past few years, but for quite some time the or[……]

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GAYSTORTION to conquer Copenhagen

The annual Distortion Week will turn the streets of Copenhagen into loud and proud party zones this week.

Say the word “Distortion” and it will most probably ring a really loud bell with pretty much every Copenhagener you bump into. Five days (and nights) of so-called “orchestrated chaos” seems l[……]

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Pan-Walkathon

Walk and talk in Copenhagen

The days are getting longer, the sun is more generous and it may be time to stretch your legs and take in some spring air after a long and chilly Scandinavian winter.

Pan Walkathon is an alternative way of casually networking with other people while exercising. And who knows? Maybe you’ll get som[……]

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Queer Comedy in Copenhagen

Being queer, muslim, woman and brown are the perfect attributes for the hilarious comedy hurricane known as Fawzia Mirza who will be in Copenhagen on 13 May to blow you away.

Pakistani-Canadian comedian Fawzia Mirza is rapidly rising to fame in the world of queer comedy and on May 13 she will be[……]

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Copenhagen hosting IDAHO Forum 2016

Copenhagen hosting IDAHO Forum 2016

From May 10 – 12 the Government of Denmark is hosting the 4th European conference IDAHO Forum in the capital, marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

While IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, has been observed around the g[……]

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Big Ambitions in Happy Copenhagen

Big Ambitions in Happy Copenhagen

Happy Copenhagen, an organisation established only last year by Copenhagen Pride and Pan Idræt, is rapidly moving forward with ambitious plans to get both EuroGames and WorldPride to Copenhagen in 2021.

The organisation has within the past few months changed from being a project in its start-up p[……]

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Serious Trans Issues in Denmark

Serious Trans Issues in Denmark

In early March 2016 Amnesty International published a report on transgender rights in Denmark expressing strong criticism of the way trans people are being treated in the Danish health system.

Along with organisations LGBT Denmark and Copenhagen Pride, Amnesty has subsequently launched a campaign[……]

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Close-up: Amir Ashour from IraQueer

Close-up: Amir Ashour from IraQueer

In every issue of Homotropolis we introduce you to an inspiring and extraordinary LGBTQ person from either Copenhagen or Malmö, and our very first close-up is zooming in on Amir Ashour, the founder of IraQueer. Amir is currently residing in Malmö, and our editor Adam Westman met up with him.[……]

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History Lesson: The Queer Queen Christina

History Lesson: The Queer Queen Christina

390 years ago, back in 1626, a Swedish queen by the name of Christina was born. Already from the moment of her birth, Christina confounded sexual and gender stereotypes, and in fact she was thought to be male at first because of a hairy body and a “strong, hoarse voice”.

Upon the realisation that[……]

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