Artikler markeret som ‘Copenhagen’

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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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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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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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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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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Copenhagen shows solidarity at Istanbul Pride

Copenhagen shows solidarity at Istanbul Pride

Copenhagen Pride and LGBTQ+ activists from the Danish capital are currently present in the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, to take part in Istanbul Pride.

On Sunday, 25 June 2017, representatives from Copenhagen Pride and Danish LGBTQ+ activists will take part in Istanbul Pride Parade to show solidarity and support to the Turkish pride organisation and the LGBTQ+ community in Istanbul. In addition, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, has urged the Governor of Istanbul to ensure that[……]

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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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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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