Artikler markeret som ‘Malmö’

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Eurovision - Who are we sending to Ukraine

Eurovision: Who are we sending to Ukraine?

The Eurovision Song Contest is hugely popular in Denmark and Sweden and in February and March the national selections take place on both sides. It is all about finding out who and which songs will represent Sweden and Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in May. And it IS a big thing.

Some refer openly to Eurovision as gay Christmas while others see it as a guilty pleasure that is best kept quiet. And yes, there are also people who really do not like the glitte[……]

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Malmö Opera makes toilets gender neutral

Malmö Opera makes toilets gender neutral

Malmö Opera has recently introduced a gender neutral bathroom in order to make sure that everyone can feel safe and comfortable when nature calls.

Malmö Opera has had drag queens and high heels on stage since autumn in their critically acclaimed production of the musical “Kinky Boots”, and the gender bending show seems to have inspired the management to make sure that even the bathrooms in the building send out a clear message of inclusion.

“We thought it was about time. This is something th[……]

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Homotropolis Magazine is Out!

Homotropolis Magazine is Out!

Welcome to this issue of Homotropolis. Our new magazine is touching upon numerous subjects all related to LGBTQ issues and we’re once again excited to share it with you.

Winter Pride Week is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this year, making it a newcomer to Copenhagen’s LGBTQ community and a much needed rainbow escape during these grey and cold months. The initiative is founded and organised by Copenhagen Pride and the coming years will hopefully see a positive development for the concept of Wi[……]

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Catching that holiday spirit

Catching that holiday spirit

Both the Swedes and the Danes go all in during Christmas season and while many traditions are the same on both sides of the bridge there are also noticeable differences.

Here is an overview of some of the customs along with our ideas of what not to miss during the holiday season.

In these December days both Copenhagen and Malmö are dressed up for Christmas with garlands hanging high over the pedestrian streets, colourful fairy lights in the trees and shops competing for the most festive and[……]

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Interview: Queer Author Kristofer Folkhammar

Interview: Queer Author Kristofer Folkhammar

Homotropolis recently met up with author Kristofer Folkhammar for a coffee and a quick chat. Folkhammar is the author of two well-received novels about complex relationships in the gay community.

We meet up with Kristofer at a café close to Möllan in Malmö. He is a tall guy with kind eyes. He smiles and tells us that he is a little tired at the moment due to the fact that he just became a parent in the beginning of this summer. “It’s awesome! Feels like a blessing”, he says. “At the same time[……]

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WANTED: More woman in LGBTQ+ organisations

WANTED: More women in LGBTQ+ organisations

We often hear the women are underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ political scene in general. But is this really the case and, if yes, what is the reason behind the lack of females in LGBTQ+ organisations?

Quite often it is being heard and said that the rainbow agenda is predominantly being run by men or male-identified people. That women and female-identified people are far less visible in the LGBTQ+ media, in the boards and in organisations in general. A lack of female representation would not onl[……]

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New Homotropolis Magazine is OUT

New Homotropolis Magazine is OUT

Welcome to this issue of Homotropolis which comes out just as Winter and the holiday season is upon us once again.

Inside the magazine you will – among other things – find a story that attempts to take a closer look at the representation of women and female-identified persons within the LGBTQ+ organisations. It is often claimed that cis-gendered men or male-identified persons are dominating the rainbow movement and in order to find out whether that is in fact the case, we asked some of the or[……]

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An ambitious Malmö Pride Week 2016

An ambitious Malmö Pride Week 2016

From August 5 to August 11 the rainbow flags will be waving across Malmö when the annual Malmö Pride (formerly known as “regnbågsfestivalen” – the rainbow festival) celebrates the LGBTQ community.

Malmö Pride 2016 will be bigger and more ambitious than ever before. With an extensive and very diverse programme full of concerts, lectures, workshops, parties, drag shows and of course the impressive Pride Parade on August 6 there is no doubt that the pride festival in Sweden’s third-biggest c[……]

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Homotropolis Pride Issue 2016

Our Pride Issue 2016 is out!

Welcome to the pride issue of Homotropolis magazine. Both Malmö Pride and Copenhagen Pride are just around the corner and we have taken a closer look at the programme for both festivals and handpicked some events that we feel you should not miss out on.

It is not uncommon that people ask why pride festivals and pride parades are still necessary and relevant in countries such as Denmark and Sweden who are often regarded as global frontrunners when it comes to LGBTQ equality. But being ahead of[……]

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Bonfires,-Burning-Witches-and-Maypoles

Bonfires, Burning Witches and Maypoles

Midsummer celebrations take place in both Denmark and Sweden in June, and while the Danes gather around bonfires with a witch on top, the Swedes prefer to eat, drink and dance around a decorated maypole.

It is no secret that Scandinavians love to talk about and complain about the weather. Winters are always way too long, heavy rain threatens to ruin the strawberry harvest and there is always some new invasive species trying to cross the borders due to climate change. Bad weather is a hot[……]

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