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How to create families via cross-border surrogacy

How to create families via cross-border surrogacy

In mid-August Scandinavia’s very first surrogacy education conference will take place in Stockholm. Both Danish and Swedish gay dads will share their experiences in creating families via cross-border surrogacy and you can take part in it.

Ahead of Scandinavia’s first surrogacy education conference in Stockholm, gay dad Sam Everingham looks at how gay Scandinavian singles and couples in have been using surrogacy to create families.

Amongst the twenty three speakers sharing their expertise at[……]

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YogaLife

Stretch, relax and get social

Copenhagen offers yoga practice in all the colors of the rainbow — from beginners to advanced.

If you didn’t already know it, stretching, relaxing and strengthening your body through the practice of yoga for members of the LGBTQ community is an option in Copenhagen. The name of the place is YogaLife and in this issue of Homotropolis we dig a little bit deeper into how and why a place like YogaLife is important to the LGBTQ community.

By creating a safe space for physical training, health and[……]

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Opinion: Denmark through the eyes of a transgender couple

Opinion: The Majority Speaks

Tanya and Robin are our dynamic writing duo and in every issue of Homotropolis they will zoom in on current trans issues in Denmark.

SK (sexological clinic) claims to be the “best” qualified team of physicians to treat trans people in Denmark. They are so adamant in this belief that they insist they should, in fact, be the only doctors legally allowed to treat us, and currently they are. Let’s examine their claims. Like anyone seeking medical intervention for a health-related concern, we do,[……]

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Owner, Torben Rasmussen, and the bar manager, Kenny Hoffland by Centralhjørnet's entrance.

Historic Copenhagen gay bar turns 100

Centralhjørnet in Copenhagen, one of the world’s oldest gay bars, is celebrating its 100th birthday in style with a fully packed week of entertainment and a big birthday reception.

Since 1917 the legendary pub Centralhjørnet (the Central Corner) has had the same address in Kattesundet in the very heart of Copenhagen. While the last hundred years have seen many pubs open and close again in the Danish capital, the grand old lady of gay Copenhagen is still very much alive and kicking. In week 22[……]

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Copenhagen takes over Miami at World OutGames

Copenhagen takes over Miami at World OutGames

Happy Copenhagen is ready to represent Copenhagen and market Copenhagen 2021 at this year’s World OutGames in Miami. And with an awesome line-up of Danish performers and a whole new visual identity they are ready to impress the many guests expected to visit World OutGames.

Miami Beach will play host to World OutGames from 26 May to 4 June. As official Partner OutCity, Copenhagen will be a large part of the event’s cultural pillar with stage shows, receptions, pop-up events, parties and the hi[……]

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LGBTQ News - Around the World

Around the World

Take a quick trip with us around the world as we have handpicked a few LGBTQ news we believe are either nice to know or need to know.

CHECHNYA / Gay concentration camps
100+ men presumed to be gay have been detained and tortured in concentration camps in the Russian republic Chechnya. A minimum of 3 men have been killed by local authorities in what is referred to as a systematic LGBT ”purge”. The news were revealed by the leading Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta, but Russian and Ch[……]

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New gay bar in Malmö

New gay bar in Malmö

Malmö’s latest addition to the gay scene is a breath of fresh air in a city with few LGBTQ options. Red Shoe has opened up with flying rainbow colours and whether you feel like a cocktail, some chatting or dancing or even a plate of Moules Frites this intimate new bar delivers.

[caption id="attachment_24527" align="alignnone" width="610"] Photo: Bartender at Malmö’s new gay bar, Red Shoe[/caption]

New gay bars are not exactly popping up often in Malmö, so the grand opening of Red Shoe in D[……]

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Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

The Danish dictionary recently added 881 new entries. One of them is “bøsserøv”, the Danish word for faggot. The national organisation LGBT Denmark thinks it is a good decision.

The latest update of the official Danish Dictionary in April includes the derogatory word bøsserøv , the Danish equivalent to faggot.

“I think it is fine that this word is now added. It is a commonly used word and it is important that we don’t hide it away”, said Søren Laursen, chair of LGBT Danmark, in Danish ne[……]

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Footballers unite against Homophobia

Footballers unite against Homophobia

A united Danish football community is behind a strong and clear message that homophobia is unacceptable and not to be tolerated any longer.

A campaign launched by The Danish Football Players’ Association, The Danish Football Association (DBU) and the Division Association with the purpose of finally kicking homophobia out of football in Denmark has gotten off to a great start with rainbow colours
visible in the stadium.

“We are proud of the support we are receiving in the fight against hom[……]

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Homotropolis spring issue is out!

Our spring issue is out!

Welcome to the spring issue of Homotropolis which comes out just as the days are getting longer and the weather is showing signs of summer approaching.

For this issue we paid a visit to the legendary gay bar Centralhjørnet on the occasion of their upcoming birthday. Copenhagen’s oldest gay bar is turning 100 years and it will be celebrated in style with a full week of activities and surprises. To think that Copenhagen has one of the oldest gay bars in the world still in existence is something[……]

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Gender Free Internet is now available

Gender Free Internet is now available

Copenhagen Pride is behind a new project pushing the message of a gender free internet to both users and website owners.

By installing a Google Chrome plugin your browser automatically removes gender boxes from forms you meet online. Copenhagen Pride believes that its time to remove the two old school binary boxes we meet online – and so they did with a new tool named Gender Free Internet.

On Copenhagen Pride’s Facebook page they explain a bit more about how the plugin works: “While the peop[……]

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Copenhagen Pride crowdfunds 30K for Rainbow Flagpole

Copenhagen Pride crowdfunds 30K for Rainbow Flagpole

It took Copenhagen Pride less than 24 hours to crowdfund 30,000 DKK for a new flagpole meant to celebrate diversity at the Rainbow Square (Regnbuepladsen) in Copenhagen.

On 4 April 2017 Copenhagen Pride initiated a fundraising campaign asking the public for help to crowdfund 30,000 DKK for a new flagpole at the Rainbow Square in Copenhagen that will wave the rainbow flag year round celebrating diversity in Copenhagen. The target was set to 30,000 DKK and less than 24 hours after the campaign[……]

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Denmark gets Pride Stamp

Denmark gets Pride Stamp

The Danish postal service, PostNord, has introduced a new rainbow-colored stamp to highlight the fight for LGBTQ equality and celebrate diversity.

On 30. March 2017 PostNord added the rainbow to their stamp collection thus following in the footsteps of their Swedish division who issued the World’s first Pride stamp in 2016. The stamp has been issued to acknowledge the fight for equal rights that LGBTQ people have been fighting for decades and to highlight the values of diversity.

The stamp w[……]

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The city of Malmö has announced their support of Copenhagen's bid to host WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. The events goes by the name Copenhagen 2021 and will become the world's largets LGBTQ event focusing on sports, human rights and celebrations.

Malmö supports Copenhagen in bid for WorldPride and EuroGames

The City of Malmö has announced its support of Copenhagen’s bid to host WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. The events goes by the name Copenhagen 2021 and will become the world’s largets LGBTQ event focusing on sports, human rights and celebrations.

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Malmö has decided to support the Copenhagen bid to host WorldPride and EuroGames, two of the world’s largest LGBTQ events. The Danish organizers are pleased with the support from their neighbors.

– From the outset, it ha[……]

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Behind the curtains: The Strength to be Myself

Behind the curtains: The Strength to be Myself

Robert grew up in a conservative Christian family in the southern United States and is currently residing in Copenhagen. He is gay and is today living his own life guided by his own compass. But it was not always like that. Here is his story – told by himself.

By Robert Davis

I have always known that I am gay. Ever since I knew anything about sexuality and attraction, and even before that, I knew that who I was and who I wanted to be. I’ve always known what I wanted out of life and I never f[……]

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History Lesson: When the Swedish homosexuals stopped being sick

History Lesson: When the Swedish homosexuals stopped being sick

Back in 1979 homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness in Sweden, but an occupation of the National Board of Health and Welfare, organised by RFSL – the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights – changed history.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights – most commonly referred to as RFSL – was officially founded in 1952 after having been a Swedish branch of The Danish Federation of 1948 (later LGBT Danmark) since 19[……]

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LGBTQ News - Around the World

LGBTQ News: Around the World

Take a quick trip with us around the world as we have handpicked a few LGBTQ news we believe are either nice to know or need to know.

USA / Big Boo is back on the market

[caption id="attachment_24448" align="alignleft" width="150"] Lea DeLaria and Chelsea Fairless[/caption]

Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria has announced that she and her girlfriend Chelsea Fairless have broken up and cancelled their engagement. The break-up was “amicable” and posted on Instagram:
“realleadelaria[……]

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Homophobia Alive and Kicking in the Stadium

Homophobia Alive and Kicking in the Stadium

Homophobia in sports is a recurring topic in the public debate in Denmark, and recent months have once again highlighted the fact that homophobic slur is far too common on the Danish soccer fields.

Homophobia in sports is a recurring topic in the public debate in Denmark, and recent months have once again highlighted the fact that homophobic slur is far too common on the Danish soccer fields.

Footballer Mathias “Zanka” Jørgensen who plays for the Danish superliga club F.C. Copenhagen caused[……]

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Cocktails-&-Dreams---A-high-end-female-society-in-Copenhagen

Cocktails & Dreams: A high-end female society in Copenhagen

So here is something you might not know yet. Every month more than 50 well-dressed women meet up to take over the exclusive bars of Copenhagen. The name is Cocktails & Dreams; a society inviting women who like women to enjoy each other’s company over drinks and cocktails at some of the best bars in the Danish capital.

 

Cocktails & Dreams is turning 1 year, but prior to it there was another society named “Kvindeligt Cocktail Selskab (KCS)” founded by Britt Gadegaard.

“Britt and her pl[……]

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Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

The national Danish organisation LGBT Danmark is currently working closely with the Tunisian LGBT organisation to tackle homophobia and make life better for Tunisia’s LGBT+ population.

Focus on MENA
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) is Denmark’s collaboration project with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focusing on reform and democratisation in the region. A part of this programme involves the Danish organisation LGBT Danmark working directly with organisations in the Midd[……]

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