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What to expect of WorldPride and EuroGames

What to expect of WorldPride and EuroGames

It might be four years out, but the planning for WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen is starting to gear up and with the Interpride AGM coming up in October it will soon be determined if Copenhagen will win the bid for WorldPride in 2021.

On 8 October 2017 it will be determined if Copenhagen wins the bid for WorldPride in 2021 and the organizers behind the event named Copenhagen 2021 reveal high ambitions when lifting the veil for some of their ideas.

Copenhagen is currently bidding to ho[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Parade

Parade, pride show & parties

After a fully packed week of rainbow glam, human rights debates, concerts, parties and activities the big proud Saturday has finally arrived. Copenhagen Pride Parade, Pride Show and street parties all across the city centre marks the final night of Copenhagen Pride Week.

Copenhagen Pride Parade
From early Saturday morning parade groups start gathering on Frederiksberg Town Hall Square to decorate their floats and trucks as well as themselves. From 11.00 legendary Danish DJ Master Fatman will[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Parade

8 reasons why we need pride

If you’re looking for reasons to mark pride, look no further. We still have plenty of battles to fight — we have collected 8 good reasons for you to take part in Copenhagen Pride Week 2017.

  1. It is still illegal for men who have sex with men to donate blood.
  2. The Danish health system is still discriminating trans people.
  3. Young intersex children still undergo gender corrective surgery.
  4. 50% of LGBTs are still closeted at their work place.
  5. The City of Copenhagen does not have an L[……]

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Tonight on Pride Stage: Under the Rainbow

Tonight on Pride Stage: Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow is the big LGBTQ+ open-air concert night during Copenhagen Pride Week where up-and-coming talents and an amazing headlining act conquer Pride Stage to give you an unforgettable night of fantastic live performances in all the colours of the rainbow.

Nabiha in concert
True to tradition Copenhagen Pride dedicate one evening on Pride Stage to all the talents and rising pop stars out there that you might have not heard of yet. This year Under the Rainbow is even headlined by one[……]

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Pride Flag with extra colors

Pride Flag with extra colors

This year, Philadelphia expanded the colors of the rainbow flag to include black and brown, and the revised version of the traditional pride flag is also welcomed in Denmark by several organisations who see a need for even more inclusion.

When the City of Philadelphia decided to add a black and a brown stripe to the pride flag back in early June this year, it sparked a debate within many LGBTQIA communities around the world. Some find it unnecessary and divisive while others feel that more fo[……]

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Tonight on Pride Stage: From Oslo with Love

Tonight on Pride Stage: From Oslo with Love

For the last couple of years Copenhagen Pride Week has included a Swedish night on stage, but this year it is Oslo Pride who has been invited to take over Pride Stage and spread some Norwegian music, love and glitter all over the city.

On photo: KUUK

Ever since the extremely popular TV series Skam conquered the hearts of not only the Danes, but pretty much the whole world, Norway (and Norwegian phrases used in the show) has been on almost everybody’s lips. Introducing a Norwegian night durin[……]

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diesel

Corporate Pride

Each year more and more corporate brands show their support of the LGBTQ+ community and interest in the segment as a popular consumer group still on the rise. While some brands are newcomers, some go way back to a time when the pink dollar was still a “currency” in the making and only few companies had the courage to invest in the LGBTQ+ segment.

1981 ABSOLUT VODKA
The Swedish spirit brand, Absolut, was one of the very first commercial brands to target the LGBTQ+ community back in 1981 by pl[……]

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take-me-back-tuesday

Tonight on Pride Stage: Take me back Tuesday

The opening night on Copenhagen Pride Square will be a joyful and swinging trip down memory lane with big band music, disco, Madonna hits and unforgettable musical classics proudly served by some of the greatest singing talents in town.

Copenhagen Pride Week’s opening night on Pride Stage will be all about revisiting some of the most renowned songs from the past within various genres. Your host of the evening is Leo Kristensen.

Big Dipper Big Band lead by Ole Kock Hansen kicks the show off w[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Week

What’s going down in Pride Week?

Copenhagen Pride Week 2017 is kicked off today and you can look forward to 6 full days of pride celebrations, performances, concerts, drag shows and an ambitious Human Rights Program as Copenhagen Pride has announced a program far bigger than ever before. It seems that the whole capital of Denmark is ready to light up in rainbow colors and celebrate love, pride and diversity from August 15 – 20.

Copenhagen Pride Week keeps expanding and growing both when it comes to representation, participat[……]

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Lars Henriksen - Copenhagen Pride

Words from the chairperson: Lars Henriksen

Copenhagen Pride Week 2017 is kicked off today when Pride Square opens it’s rainbow-colored gates to the public at 12.00. Before we enter this beautiful week of pride let’s see what the chairperson from Copenhagen Pride has to say.

Words from Copenhagen Pride’s chairperson, Lars Henriksen: Copenhagen Pride week is just around the corner, and as we, throughout the year, strive to influence our stakeholders and society at large to focus strongly on all the advantages and gains of inclusivity, t[……]

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The rise of pride

The rise of pride

The history of the pride movement goes back to the 1960s when some brave people stood up for our community. It all began with the ‘Stonewall Riots’…

Some might say that LGBTQ+ activists of the past belong in the past, but today we’re dusting off the old history books to take you on a trip down memory lane to the rebellious 1960s while sending a loving thought to the people who helped us get to where we are today.

Greenwich Village, New York City. Like today, in the 1960s the neighbourhood[……]

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Cover Boys: Still battles to fight

Cover Boys: Still battles to fight

Gracing the beautiful cover of this pride issue of Homotropolis are two LGBTQ+ activists with very different backgrounds sharing the same rainbow umbrella. Please welcome Martin Eskerod and Abdurrahman Oskan as they tell their stories about pride.

In the Pride Issue of Homotropolis two LGBTQ+ activists with very different backgrounds share their personal stories about activism and the importance of pride.

Martin Eskerod is Danish and a board member of Copenhagen Pride while Abdurrahman Oskan[……]

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Copenhagen Pride Support Wristband

Show your proud support

The perfect way to flash your pride and at the same time support Copenhagen Pride is by wearing this year’s official support wristband, which also gives you great pride deals throughout Copenhagen Pride Week.

Copenhagen Pride is still managing to give you a Pride Week loaded with absolutely free concerts and events for everyone – which is quite an accomplishment when you think about it. A festival this big costs a lot of money, and while corporate sponsors and financial support from the City[……]

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New giant LGBTQ+ hangout in Copenhagen

New giant LGBTQ+ hangout in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has been craving a spacious LGBTQ+ hangout since the popular PAN closed years back and now it seems like the prayers have been heard as a new mega LGBTQ+ entertainment center is opening in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen’s 800 years old Monastery building ‘Sankt Gertruds Kloster’ will soon open its doors as the largest LGBT Entertainment-Center in Scandinavia. It will become a new playground for all of God’s sexual diverted children – Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders.

MONASTIC [T[……]

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Malmö Pride is on!

Malmö Pride is on!

Malmö Pride is once again ready to serve you Sweden’s third-biggest Pride festival from August 4 – 10 with the parade marching through town on Sunday August 6.

This year Malmö Pride has put even more emphasis on representation and diversity in order to make sure that every part of the LGBTQIA family is truely included and feels safe.

Visitors can take part in inspiring and informative workshops, keynotes, debates and seminars in Pride House, enjoy the quirky and fun activities in Pride Park[……]

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Homotropolis Pride Issue is OUT

Homotropolis Pride Issue is OUT

Welcome to this Pride Issue of Homotropolis which comes out just as Copenhagen Pride Week 2017 is around the corner and the Danish capital is gearing up for a week full of love, rainbows, parties and human rights debates.

Inside you will find lots of information about what’s happening during Copenhagen Pride Week and we have also handpicked events especially for you so you don’t miss out on anything.

Read the Homotropolis Pride Issue here

One of the highlights in this year’s program for Pri[……]

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Program released for Copenhagen Pride Week 2017

Program released for Copenhagen Pride Week 2017

Copenhagen Pride has announced a program for Pride Week 2017 that is far bigger than previous years and it seems that the whole capital of Denmark is ready to light up in rainbow colors and celebrate love, pride and diversity from August 15 – 20.

Copenhagen Pride Week keeps expanding and growing both when it comes to representation, participation and the number of events catering to the LGBT+ community. Never before have this many organisations, companies, brands and venues joined the rai[……]

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Copenhagen's bid for WorldPride approved

Copenhagen’s bid for WorldPride approved

The Copenhagen bid for WorldPride in 2021 has been approved by the WorldPride Committee of InterPride putting the world’s largest LGBTQ event one step closer to Copenhagen.

PRESS RELEASE: The WorldPride Committee of InterPride has approved the Copenhagen bid for WorldPride 2021, putting the world’s largest LGBTQ event one step closer to being hosted in Copenhagen.

Earlier this month, up to three million people gathered in Madrid for WorldPride 2017. In 2021, they might gather in Copenhagen.[……]

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Corrado Di Lorenzo: Bodies are beautiful

Bodies are Beautiful

Meet Malmö-based dancer and photo artist Corrado Di Lorenzo. Corrado is originally from Italy, but now considers Malmö his second home. Sweden gives him the freedom to express himself without judgement.

Corrado is 27 years old and an openly gay artist full of passion for both dancing and photography. He grew up in Sicily and later moved to the Bulgarian capital Sofia to pursue his dancing career. But for the last one and a half years he has been living in Malmö where he continues to follow hi[……]

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Copenhagen Pride board member arrested at Istanbul Pride

Copenhagen Pride board member arrested at Istanbul Pride

Once again the Istanbul Pride Parade was met by water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets when marching the streets of Istanbul on June 25, 2017. Copenhagen Pride participated in the parade to show solidarity with the Turkish LGBTQ+ community and one of the board member’s got arrested during the parade.

A Copenhagen Pride board member, Annemette Vedel Augustesen, was taken by the police during the Istanbul Pride Parade. She was taken to a local police station where she was kept for several h[……]

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