Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

Joint Effort to Empower the LGBT+ Community in Tunisia

The national Danish organisation LGBT Danmark is currently working closely with the Tunisian LGBT organisation to tackle homophobia and make life better for Tunisia’s LGBT+ population.

Focus on MENA
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) is Denmark’s collaboration project with the Middle E[……]

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Honestly ... I don't care what you are!

Honestly … I don’t care what you are!

Annemette is on the cover of this issue, beautifully wrapped in a rainbow flag. Being straight and deeply involved in Copenhagen’s LGBTQ community might be a fact — but a fact she would hesitate a bit to confirm. Why? Because boxes and labels really do not matter.

If you regularly frequent the ga[……]

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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 i[……]

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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 ge[……]

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Opinion: Denmark through the eyes of a transgender couple

Opinion: Denmark through the eyes of a transgender couple

Tanya and Robin are our new dynamic writing duo and in every issue of Homotropolis they will zoom in on current trans issues in Denmark.

2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been interesting times for transgender people in Denmark. Last summer the parliament agreed to remove transsexuality from th[……]

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Jim Lyngvild removed from Holocaust memorial

Jim Lyngvild removed from Holocaust memorial

Danish designer Jim Lyngvild can no longer be seen kissing another guy in the film looping in Berlin’s memorial to gay Holocaust victims. The video was swapped on January 10 after a tourist tipped the foundation behind the memorial that Lyngvild is both racist, sexist and homophobic.

A looped vid[……]

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Copenhagen Winter Pride Week – once again!

Copenhagen Pride is once again serving a diverse and interesting programme for Winter Pride Week 2017 which goes down from 5. – 11. February.

Highlights include the American trans activist, motivational speaker and adult film producer Buck Angel, a chance to meet the people from Istanbul Pride an[……]

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Goodbye Mr. Ambassador

Goodbye Mr. Ambassador

Rufus Gifford, the highly popular and openly gay US ambassador to Denmark, said goodbye in January after three and a half years in Copenhagen.

To most Danes the former US ambassador to Denmark is simply known by his first name, Rufus. During his time in Denmark the ambassador has been the subject[……]

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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 n[……]

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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 Decem[……]

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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 smi[……]

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Behind the curtains: Confessions of a trans woman

Behind the curtains: Confessions of a trans woman

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance we’re very proud to bring you Tanya’s very intimate story, written by Tanya herself, putting into words what it is like to be a transgender woman and growing up not feeling right. We would like to thank Tanya Randstoft for her touching and educating contributio[……]

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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 o[……]

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Jaxie Bearcunt: Dumb, Clowny and Cunty

Jaxie Bearcunt: Dumb, Clowny and Cunty

Jaxie Bearcunt is one of the more recent queens to enter the drag scene in Copenhagen. We met up with Jaxie not only for a hilarious photoshoot but also to chat about life as a clowny and cunty queen.

When Jaxie Bearcunt sashays onto the stage you immediately notice that she is different in both[……]

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New girls-only parties in Copenhagen

New girls-only parties in Copenhagen

A new female-only pop-up event is in town. The name is F.E.M and she is the latest addition to the Copenhagen-based all-female event organisers.

Homotropolis have had the pleasure of talking to the founders to get to know F.E.M. a little bit better. How was she born and what is her plans and ambi[……]

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Bid for World Pride in Copenhagen officially announced

Bid for World Pride in Copenhagen officially announced

Copenhagen Pride and Happy Copenhagen were in Montpellier in October along with pride representatives from all around the world for the joint InterPride & EPOA annual general meeting in which Copenhagen officially announced the bid for hosting World Pride in 2021.

The ambitious plans for host[……]

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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+ or[……]

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MIX Copenhagen Film Festival 2016

LGBTQ Films and events the next 10 days

There will be plenty of stuff to do for LGBTQ people living in or visiting Copenhagen for the next 10 days. The MIX COPENHAGEN film festival is kicking off today.

PRESS RELEASE: Today marks the start of 10 days of LGBTQ film, panel debates, parties, and events that challenge gender, sexuality, an[……]

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Hate crimes still a harsh reality

A recently published report by The Danish National Police focusing on hate crimes in 2015 shows that LGBTQ people are still targeted for being out and proud. Homotropolis decided to let some of these hate crime victims share their stories.

While Scandinavia in general might be considered a ve[……]

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Parade

The Big, Proud Saturday

After close to a full week of rainbow glam, legendary performances and extravagant drag queens on Pride Square during Copenhagen Pride Week the show is about to end … with a blast!

It is the day when LGBTQ+ people and allies from across the country – and around the world – gather to celebrate pri[……]

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