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 and a huge pop party in Pumpehuset to finish off a week full of rainbow events.
Copenhagen Pride is ready to light up the darkness in every colour of the rainbow when Winter Pride for the third consecutive year goes down in the Danish capital with a broad selection of events that true to tradition remain mostly free to attend – except for the official Winter Pride Party in Pumpehuset on Saturday 11. February.
The full programme for Winter Pride Week can be picked up at your local gay bar or found online on copenhagenpride.dk and below we have handpicked some highlights that you can safely join and take part in even if you do not speak Danish.
Buck Angel in town
Arguably one of the world’s most famous trans men, Buck Angel has both produced and starred in gay porn movies, toured the world as a motivational speaker coining the phrase “it’s not what’s between your legs that defines you”, launched a dating site for transgender men and recently even introduced a sex toy called Buck-off designed specifically for trans men. Buck Angel is in Copenhagen for Winter Pride Week and you can meet him in Studenterhuset on Monday 6. February where he will be present during a screening of his own documentary “Sexing the Transman” which explores the sexuality of transmen and the changes they experience as a result of their transitions from female to male. The film is followed by a Q&A with the audience about bodies, sexuality, transphobia, gender dysphoria and other relevant subjects that the documentary centers around.
Moonlight in Copenhagen
If you feel like going to the cinema, Empire Bio in Nørrebro premieres the movie Moonlight during Winter Pride Week. Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. The film received universal acclaim and is regarded as one of the best films of 2016.
Meet Istanbul Pride
In 2016 Istanbul Pride Parade was cancelled by the governor, officially out of safety concerns, and in 2015 parade-goers were met by the Turkish riot police with rubber pellets and a water cannon. On the occasion of Winter Pride organisers and activists from Istanbul Pride will be in Copenhagen to talk about the severe challenges they have been facing in recent years and how the future looks for Istanbul Pride and LGBTQ’s in general in a country which political climate seems to not be fertile ground for equality and inclusion. You also get the opportunity to ask your questions and share your thoughts during the Q&A session with members from Istanbul Pride Committee.
To finish off Winter Pride Week in style Copenhagen Pride is hosting the big, official Winter Pride Party in Pumpehuset on Saturday 11. February.
The theme this year is pop music, so expect anything from Cher to Mø and everything popalicious in between. Two dance floors with a line up including DJ Guy Ruben (US), Disturbing Business, DJ Entree and DragDaddy & The C.U.N.T. Collective should be your guarantee for a hot and happy night of Winter Pride partying.
Tickets for the official Winter Pride Party can be bought on billetto.dk for 150 DKK or directly at the door for 175 DKK.