Bring out those rainbow flags and colours and join all the fun, the debates and the parties to celebrate and support the LGBT event of the year.
Throughout the Copenhagen Pride Week you can learn more about LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) by joining debates etc., and you can get lots of entertainment like Drag Night and other entertaining live-shows at City Hall Square which for this week is transformed to Pride Square.
The big parade – an absolute must.
The big parade through the city on Saturday is an absolute must. Last year 21.000 people joined the parade with an estimated crowd of between 110.000 and 120.000 people in the streets to support the event. That made last year the biggest Copenhagen Pride so far.
“Love of freedom – Freedom to love” was the slogan during World Outgames 2009 when it was held in Copenhagen, and it has never rung truer in the city than today. Copenhageners are open-minded, relaxed and tolerant people, and the capital city has long been a playground for both gay Danes and tourists. Here you can be free, open and most of all yourself.
Copenhagen Pride is run 100% by volunteers and intends to be the best, most inclusive and most accommodating Pride world wide. Copenhagen Pride is to promote and make the LGBT community visible in Denmark. This is achieved through various cultural events over the year, culminating in the Copenhagen Pride Week on the City Hall Square.
Some LGBT trivia:
- One of Europe’s oldest gay bars is Centralhjørnet in Copenhagen. The bar opened in 1917 and openly became a gay bar in the 1950s.
- The Danish gay couple Eigil and Axel Axgil were the first couple in the world to enter a registered same-sex partnership in 1989 – after being engaged for 40 years.
- In 1989 Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise registered partnerships for same-sex couples.
- In 2012 it became possible for gay people to get married in church and at city hall in Denmark.
- During the Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen the city “stroke a blow for diversity” by marrying 30 same-sex couples – the first in line were 3 Russian gay couples.