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 hosting both WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen in 2021 are moving forward. Most recently Copenhagen Pride was in Montpellier to officially announce in front of InterPride’s Executive Committee that the Danish capital intend to bid for World Pride in 2021.
“We were very excited to experience the enthusiasm that emanated from the spectators towards us as we announced it. And we are so pleased that all other major Nordic pride organisations back our bid 100% and regard Copenhagen 2021 as a regional bid that will influence the entire region positively on LGBTQ+ issues”, says Lars Henriksen, chairman of Copenhagen Pride.
The conference which took place over 5 days also included an extensive workshop program as well as an exhibition area in which Copenhagen Pride had a very colourful stand serving to promote Copenhagen as the ideal host city for World Pride.
The several hundreds of international pride delegates – including members of Copenhagen Pride – also took part in the postponed Montpellier Pride Parade on Saturday 15 October. Initially Montpellier Pride Parade was planned to take place back in July but got cancelled in the wake of the Nice attack on 14 July due to security concerns.