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Danish Gay Men With Kids – How Are they Doing it?

Ahead of the second Nordic event on the topic of surrogacy, Sam Everingham talks to Danish gay dad and surrogacy advocate Mikkel Langved Raahede.

Mikkel’s partner had ‘shared’ children from an earlier relationship, but when Mikkel arrived on the scene, the couple started to think about a family of their own.

When the idea of surrogacy came up, Mikkel admits “I was in the beginning against it. The only things public were about Indian surrogacy.” Neither could Mikkel find any Danish parents wh[……]

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CPH PIX: LGBTQ+ themed films to watch

CPH PIX is Denmark’s biggest feature film festival that shows more than 150 films during its two weeks. This year the festival runs from September 27th until October 10th in cinemas all over Copenhagen and we have picked out a handful of LGBTQ+ themed films for you to enjoy during CPH PIX.

GIRL

A remarkable debut from Belgian director Lukas Dhont about the teenager Lara, who was born a boy, but is undergoing treatment to become a woman. However, Lara is impatiently eager to become hers[……]

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Financial boost for WorldPride and EuroGames 2021

Financial boost for WorldPride and EuroGames 2021

Budget negotiations in the City of Copenhagen delivers a financial boost to the organizers of Copenhagen 2021: WorldPride & EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmö. The City of Copenhagen will provide a grant of approx. 1 million USD to cover early planning in 2019.

We welcome the support from the City of Copenhagen. This financial backing is instrumental in making Copenhagen 2021 a global and inclusive mega-event for the LGBTQ community, says Lars Christian Østergreen, CEO of the secretari[……]

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Contours of a mega-event: Copenhagen 2021 is in the making

Contours of a mega-event: Copenhagen 2021 is in the making

In 2021, something spectacular is taking place in Copenhagen and Malmö. In that year, Copenhagen Pride will be hosting WorldPride, and Pan Idræt will be hosting EuroGames. Although 2021 is still a few years out, the organizers are hard at work putting together Copenhagen 2021, which is the name of this combined and global mega-event.

“At it’s core, Copenhagen 2021 is about three things: Pride, sports and human rights”, says Lars Christian Østergreen, CEO of Copenhagen 2021. “We are combin[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Parade

Today: Parade, Pride Show & Parties

After a fully packed Pride Week of human rights debates, workshops, concerts, parties and activities the big day of the parade and the final pride show is up. All through and across the centre of Copenhagen the parade, pride show and numerous street parties and events mark the final day and night of Copenhagen Pride Week 2018.

Copenhagen Pride Parade
Around 40,000 people are expected in the Copenhagen Pride Parade this year, making it yet another record-breaking event. More than 170 groups h[……]

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Tonight on Pride Stage: Drag Night

The hugely popular Drag Night on Pride Square is one of Europe’s biggest drag shows and it usually draws a huge crowd who all show up ready for shade, serious lip sync and amazing outfits.

Copenhagen Pride’s annual Drag Night always comes with a hashtag. This year is no exception with the theme being #queensofpop on the occasion of Madonna turning 60 the day before the show.

“Madonna is the ultimate icon of the LGBTQ+ community. From timeless favorites like Vogue and Express Yourself to[……]

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In the wake of Pride in London

In the wake of Pride in London

During the annual Pride in London parade on July 7, a small group of lesbian activists organized under the slogan “Get the L Out!” disrupted the parade with flyers and banners carrying anti-trans messages. After a short negotiation the group was subsequently allowed to march ahead of the parade with a banner stating “Transactivism erases lesbians” while handing out flyers saying that the “trans movement is coercing lesbians to have sex with men”.

“I disagree with men saying they are women a[……]

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The uncrowned queen of Danish pop, Anne Linnet, will be headlining Under the Rainbow.

Tonight on Pride Stage: Anne Linnet + more

Under the Rainbow is the very special concert night during Copenhagen Pride Week which showcases up-and-coming live LGBTQ artists on stage, alongside a well-known headlining act. This year the headliner is bigger than ever before. It is no other than Anne Linnet, the legendary uncrowned queen of Danish music and one of the biggest lesbian icons in Denmark.

[caption id="attachment_24945" align="alignnone" width="610"] The uncrowned queen of Danish pop, Anne Linnet, will be headlining Under t[……]

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Tonight on Pride Stage: From Hamburg with Love

Tonight on Pride Stage: From Hamburg with Love

For several years now Copenhagen Pride has invited an international pride to curate a show on Pride Stage throughout the week, and this year the stage will be taken over by Hamburg Pride on Wednesday evening, 15th of August.

[caption id="attachment_24941" align="alignnone" width="610"] Tonight on Pride Stage: From Hamburg with Love[/caption]

The host of the evening From Hamburg With Love will be German singer, actress and dancer Annie Heger. As part of the band Zuperfly, Annie Heger create[……]

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Annemette Vedel Augustesen performing on Pride Stage in 2017.

Tonight on Pride Stage: Take me back Tuesday

The opening night on Pride Square will be a happy, swinging trip down memory lane with big band music, disco, amazing vocal performances and crooning.

[caption id="attachment_24937" align="alignnone" width="610"] Annemette Vedel Augustesen performing on Pride Stage in 2017.[/caption]

Copenhagen Pride Week’s opening night on Pride Stage begins immediately after the official opening speech has been held by Copenhagen Pride’s chairperson Lars Henriksen on 14th of August, 2018. This night is a[……]

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Pride, human rights and networking

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.

Wednesday 15. August

Pride Walking Tour
A cosy (hyggelig) walking tour through the streets of Copenhagen where you can hear the long and colo[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Week 2018 is kicked off

Copenhagen Pride Week 2018 once again breaks previous records when it comes to the number of activities. This year extra focus has clearly been put on expanding the human rights program even further, and with a strong line-up on Pride Stage throughout the week it seems that Copenhagen Pride Week is once again ready to light up the Danish capital in every colour of the rainbow.

 

Everything points towards yet another record-breaking year for the annual Copenhagen Pride Week. The registration fo[……]

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Istanbul Pride Parade 2017 when the LGBT+ community marched despite the ban put forward by the Governor of Istanbul a few days before the parade was planned to take place.

Fighting for the right to pride

Fearless freedom fighters have again this year put their own safety at risk in order to organize and carry out pride events around the globe. It goes without saying that waving the rainbow flag in countries where prejudice, oppression, hostility, violence and political instability are still a harsh reality takes a lot of courage. The fight is about basic human rights, acceptance, visibility, equality and the freedom to be who you are. In some areas the road is very long and full of danger, but t[……]

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3 influential women in the pride movement

3 influential women in the pride movement

Homotropolis has had the pleasure of interviewing three inspiring, strong women with a significant voice in the pride movement. Common for all three is their long track record of working with LGBTQI rights and their natural thrive for equality.

From the left: Chair of Stockholm Pride Britta Davidsohn, Chair of Mozaika and President of EPOA Kristine Garina, and Vice Chairperson of Copenhagen Pride Ane Rindom

ANE RINDOM
Ane Rindom is the Vice-Chairperson in the board of Copenhagen Pride[……]

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Zebra Katz headlining Copenhagen Pride Show 2018

Zebra Katz headlining Copenhagen Pride Show 2018

The openly queer rapper Zebra Katz, best known for his 2012 single Ima Read, will take over Pride Stage at Copenhagen City Hall Square on Saturday 18. August.

Ojay Morgan is better known by his artistic alter ego and stage name Zebra Katz. An openly queer rapper and hip-hop artist who is not really a big fan of the categorisation “queer rap” himself. The music should speak for itself.

The character of Zebra Katz was created back when Ojay Morgan went to college, but in 2012 – with the releas[……]

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hummel takes a stand on LGBT rights during World Cup in Russia

hummel takes a stand on LGBT rights during World Cup

The Danish sports brand, hummel, is raising awareness of LGBT rights in Russia during World Cup 2018 in a new campaign.

PRESS RELEASE: The Danish sports brand, hummel, is launching a giant rainbow jersey prior to tomorrow’s match against Australia to promote tolerance and acceptance and provide specific support for the Russian LGBT community. hummel will sell the rainbow jerseys in Germany, England and Denmark to raise money for the Russian LGBT Sport Federation; an organization that is worki[……]

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Copenhagen voted host city of EuroGames 2021

Copenhagen voted host city of EuroGames 2021

Copenhagen has been voted host city of EuroGames in 2021. The major LGBT+ sporting event will be hosted by Pan Idræt and will be combined with WorldPride hosted by Copenhagen Pride. The 10-day event goes by the name Copenhagen 2021 and will take place in the Danish capital in August 2021. 

PRESS RELEASE: Copenhagen has been chosen as host city of the rainbow sporting event EuroGames in 2021. WorldPride will take place in the city at the same time for both events to merge into one mega-event b[……]

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6 Reasons why Pan Idræt should host EuroGames 2021

6 Reasons why Pan Idræt should host EuroGames 2021

Pan Idræt is in the running towards becoming the host of EuroGames 2021, and the final vote will land during the weekend (3. – 4. March 2018). Here are a few reasons why Pan Idræt would make a great EuroGames host and why Copenhagen would be the perfect host city!

1. Pan Idræt has the experience!
Founded in 1984, Pan Idræt has more than 30 years of experience in bringing the LGBTQ community together in inclusive sporting events. Due to the fear of HIV and AIDS, gay men were often rejecte[……]

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10 Danish women you should know about

10 Danish women you should know about

We have handpicked 10 Danish LGBT+ women from both the past and the present that we proudly serve you right here on a silver platter.

ANNE LINNET
The uncrowned queen of Danish pop music and one of the biggest lesbian icons in Denmark.
Anne Linnet, who is now 64 years old, has been a household name in Danish music since the 1970’s and is openly bisexual, having been married and in relationships with both women and men throughout the years.
Linnet has 7 kids and is currently in a relatio[……]

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History lesson: When the Danish lesbians united

History lesson: When the Danish lesbians united

Denmark’s very first lesbian organisation was founded back in 1974 out of a need to separate from the Danish Redstocking Movement which did not fully accept and understand the problems and challenges of lesbian women.

Throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s, the Danish women’s rights movement was loud and strong, demanding equal pay for women and better treatment both at the workplace as well as in the family. The movement was commonly known as the Redstocking Movement, and within the organisa[……]

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