Pride, human rights and networking

Throughout Copenhagen Pride Week around 100 different seminars, workshops, activities and debates will take place with subjects ranging from queer representation in Danish litterature to bondage basics. Most of these activities are in Danish, but we have selected some right here that you can attend and understand without knowing the Danish language.

Pride, human rights and networking

Wednesday 15. August

Pride Walking Tour
A cosy (hyggelig) walking tour through the streets of Copenhagen where you can hear the long and colourful history of gay Denmark including the evolution of the gay civil rights movement and how it shaped Copenhagen into one of the most LGBT friendly cities in the world. The tour will also highlight some of the bars and venues and the city’s best naughty places.

When: 17.00 – 18.30
Where: Meeting place at the steps in front of the City Hall (Pride Square). Look for the rainbow umbrella.
Price is 50 DKK.
Thursday 16. August

Being LGBTIQ+ in Tunisia
Islem Mejri, activist and counsellor in Mawjoudin (“We Exist”) – one of Tunisia’s first LGBTIQ+ organizations – and Abir Boukomine, co-founder of the organization and Project Manager in LGBT Denmark will talk about the situation of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Tunisia after the Arab spring as well as the reality of queer activism in a country where being LGBTIQ+ is illegal.

When: 14.00 – 14.45
Where: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall.
Use the main entrance from Pride Square.

Global wins in the struggle for LGBT+ rights
In more than 70 countries it is illegal to be LGBT+. Even so, we see huge progress in many places thanks to a strong civic society fighting a tireless battle. In this debate focus will be on the civic societies. What works in different places around the world? And how is progress felt by the LGBT+ persons that it’s all about?

When: 15.00 – 15.45
Where: Debate tent on the Rainbow Square
(Regnbuepladsen)
Friday 17. August

Queer cinema and media in South Asia
Guests Kapil Sharma and Yuvraj Parshar (filmstars and producers) will discuss why it is important to create visibility for queer and LGBT minorities through the medium of
cinema. They will share their experiences behind the making of the first Indian mainstream gay love story Dunno Y – Na jane Kyon in early 2010. Since then they have been making several other LGBTIQ+ projects. Also present is Waqas Aziz (activist and film festival producer) from Pakistan.

When: 14.00 – 14.30
Where: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square
(Regnbuepladsen)

Human rights activists share their stories
Today, LGBTI rights are under pressure on a global scale. Facing discrimination, violence and legal persecution, activists all over the world are raising their voices and mobilizing to stand up and claim their human rights. For this debate, some of these activists are invited to share their stories and perspectives from their respective countries and regions.
When: 16.00 – 16.45
Where: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall.
Use the main entrance from Pride Square.

Fetish 101
What is a fetish? What does it mean to be a fetishist? How do you practice it? Where do you buy fetish gear? What happens at a fetish party? Can I practice a fetish without having sex? Is there a difference between straight and gay fetishism? What is the history of fetishism in Denmark? These and many more questions Sanne and Mads will try to answer during Fetish 101. The workshop is a safe-space workshop, where all LGBTQIA people are welcome to participate.

When: 19.00 – 21.00
Where: AIDS-Fondet, Vestergade 18 E, 1456 Copenhagen

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