After serving as a priest for more than 35 years in Stefanskirken the legendary gay activist, Ivan Larsen, is saying his last goodbyes to the church with a 5 day festival.
Stefanskirken, a church situated the Copenhagen, has just announced that the openly gay vicar, Ivan Larsen, has resigned after 35 years in the church.
Ivan Larsen is also known as the second haft of the same-sex couple “Ivan and Ove” who, as the second couple in the world, entered into a registered partnership on the 1. October 1989.
Ivan Larsen has been very active in the fight for same-sex marriages in Denmark both as a debater, an activist and as a priest all being reasons behind Stefanskirken’s choice to celebrate him with a 5 day festival named “FestIvan”. The festival will be running from 16. to 20. april 2012 with free events each night and everybody is welcome.
You can get the festival program here (only in Danish).
Published: 10. april 2012