The Committee for Culture and Leisure in the City of Frederiksberg have decided to grant 175,000 DKK to the Copenhagen bids for WorldPride and EuroGames.
– We are happy to have the support of the politicians. This support is vital if we want to secure the bid for these two events, says Lars Christian Østergreen, Managing Director of Happy Copenhagen. – We hope to be able to invite the whole world to a spectacular party, when Copenhagen 2021 is held.
Copenhagen 2021 is the name of the event that Copenhagen Pride and Pan Idraet want to create by hosting WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. The two organizations have founded Happy Copenhagen to facilitate the bidding process as well as the execution.
– Copenhagen 2021 will be an important manifestation that Copenhagen in an LGBTQ friendly city, says Lars Christian Østergreen. – When thousands of tourists take part in our celebration of WorldPride and EuroGames, it will also have a positive financial outcome for both Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
Social democratic member of the Frederiksberg city council, Gunvor Wibroe, put forward a resolution in January to support the project, noting that 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Copenhagen Pride.
InterPride will decide at their Annual General Meeting whether Copenhagen will be the host of WorldPride 2021. European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation will decide in March 2018 if Copenhagen will host EuroGames in 2021.
Copenhagen 2021 is the mega event that combines EuroGames and WorldPride for the first time ever. We invite the whole world to a spectacular celebration of sportsmanship, LGBTQ rights and love – wrapped up in a rainbow-colored pride party where #YouAreIncluded.