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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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Lars Henriksen off the record

We got the chance to sit down with Copenhagen Pride’s chairperson for a more personal Q&A. While the questions were really quite short, the answers – as expected – were not. Here comes the good stuff we bet you did not know about Lars Henriksen.

So, Lars, do you have a boyfriend?
I do! He is one of the kindest and most patient people I know. We have been together for a year, and I should probably look very far and wide to find a person who is more different from me, than he is. We are si[……]

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Close-up: Lars Henriksen

Close-up: Lars Henriksen

Meet Lars Henriksen, the chairperson of Copenhagen Pride. We caught up with the highly energetic festival manager and LGBT+ front figure for an intimate talk about pride, rainbow power and the more personal stuff.

If you happen to spot a man with quite the impressive moustache wearing a very colourful suit jacket and a neatly tied equally colourful bow tie biking through the streets of the capital, chances are it just might be Lars Henriksen, the nonpareil chairperson of Copenhagen Pride. Sin[……]

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Intersex 101

Intersex 101

Copenhagen Winter Pride Week is coming up and it gives you a chance to learn more about the challenges and lack of basic rights that intersex people experience through both a debate and a an international public hearing about intersex rights taking place in Christiansborg – the Danish parliament. If you feel unsure about intersex definitions and issues, you might find the answers in our Intersex 101.

01 What is the definition of intersex?
The term intersex covers a wide range of natural vari[……]

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What's on: Copenhagen Winter Pride Week

What’s on: Copenhagen Winter Pride Week

From 5 – 11 February the 4th annual Winter Pride Week takes place in the Danish capital, this year with both debates, naughty workshops, movies, the popular Winter Pride Party and an international intersex conference.

Copenhagen Pride has once again organised a Winter Pride Week with an interesting program – also for those of you who prefer English language to Danish. We have selected some of the events here to guide you to some of the stuff that we think you might not want to miss.
The full[……]

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Sylvia Thomas: Transgender, multicultural and former sex worker

Sylvia Thomas: Transgender, multicultural and former sex worker

Meet Sylvia Thomas. She is an American transgender woman who doesn’t just want to share her story, but needs to. She grew up in a multicultural household and temporarily lost her family after coming out. We have had the honor of interviewing Sylvia Thomas who is one of the main acts at Copenhagen Winter Pride 2018.

Sylvia Thomas made her way as a sex worker through which she found her community. While working to survive, Sylvia kept herself alive by writing. She wrote about what she went thro[……]

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The Danish LGBTQ+ community experienced quite a lot of 'ups' in 2017. Please enjoy this top 5 of Rainbow Highlights in 2017.

Rainbow Highlights in 2017

The Danish LGBTQ+ community experienced quite a lot of ‘ups’ in 2017. Please enjoy this top 5 of Rainbow Highlights in 2017.

TRANSGENDER VICTORY
Transgender was removed from the list of mental disorders on 1 January 2017 thus making Denmark the first country in the world to no longer define being transgender as a mental illness.

PRIDE RECORD
Copenhagen Pride broke all records once again with around 300,000 people attending the annual Copenhagen Pride Week and more than 30,000 paradegoers.

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Homotropolis Winter Issue 2018

Homotropolis Winter Issue is out!

Welcome to this winter issue of Homotropolis, proudly coming out just as the 4th annual Copenhagen Winter Pride Week is coming up.

From 5 to 11 February a lot of diverse events and activities have been organised by Copenhagen Pride, and even if you do not speak Danish you will find a great selection of talks, movies, debates and workshops as well as the big Winter Pride Party which takes place on Saturday 10 February. You will find a guide to Winter Pride Week inside the magazine.

When rea[……]

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Watch: Bid Video for EuroGames 2021 launched

Watch: Bid Video for EuroGames 2021 launched

The Copenhagen rainbow sports club, Pan Idraet, is bidding to host EuroGames in 2021. In their bid video that has just been released you can get a taste of their visions for EuroGames 2021. EuroGames will be combined with the already won WorldPride and will be a joint event referred to as Copenhagen 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z20SuOtT2iU&t=

In the beginning of 2018 the host city of EuroGames 2021 will be decided. The Copenhagen rainbow sports club, Pan Idraet, is bidding to host[……]

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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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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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