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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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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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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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