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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WANTED: More woman in LGBTQ+ organisations

WANTED: More women in LGBTQ+ organisations

We often hear the women are underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ political scene in general. But is this really the case and, if yes, what is the reason behind the lack of females in LGBTQ+ organisations?

Quite often it is being heard and said that the rainbow agenda is predominantly being run by men o[……]

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Jaxie Bearcunt: Dumb, Clowny and Cunty

Jaxie Bearcunt: Dumb, Clowny and Cunty

Jaxie Bearcunt is one of the more recent queens to enter the drag scene in Copenhagen. We met up with Jaxie not only for a hilarious photoshoot but also to chat about life as a clowny and cunty queen.

When Jaxie Bearcunt sashays onto the stage you immediately notice that she is different in both[……]

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New girls-only parties in Copenhagen

New girls-only parties in Copenhagen

A new female-only pop-up event is in town. The name is F.E.M and she is the latest addition to the Copenhagen-based all-female event organisers.

Homotropolis have had the pleasure of talking to the founders to get to know F.E.M. a little bit better. How was she born and what is her plans and ambi[……]

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Bid for World Pride in Copenhagen officially announced

Bid for World Pride in Copenhagen officially announced

Copenhagen Pride and Happy Copenhagen were in Montpellier in October along with pride representatives from all around the world for the joint InterPride & EPOA annual general meeting in which Copenhagen officially announced the bid for hosting World Pride in 2021.

The ambitious plans for host[……]

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New Homotropolis Magazine is OUT

New Homotropolis Magazine is OUT

Welcome to this issue of Homotropolis which comes out just as Winter and the holiday season is upon us once again.

Inside the magazine you will – among other things – find a story that attempts to take a closer look at the representation of women and female-identified persons within the LGBTQ+ or[……]

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MIX Copenhagen Film Festival 2016

LGBTQ Films and events the next 10 days

There will be plenty of stuff to do for LGBTQ people living in or visiting Copenhagen for the next 10 days. The MIX COPENHAGEN film festival is kicking off today.

PRESS RELEASE: Today marks the start of 10 days of LGBTQ film, panel debates, parties, and events that challenge gender, sexuality, an[……]

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Hate crimes still a harsh reality

A recently published report by The Danish National Police focusing on hate crimes in 2015 shows that LGBTQ people are still targeted for being out and proud. Homotropolis decided to let some of these hate crime victims share their stories.

While Scandinavia in general might be considered a ve[……]

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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.

Big D[……]

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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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