News from Copenhagen 2021

News from Copenhagen 2021

It’s Ace Awareness Week!

It’s Ace Awareness Week!

Did you know that October 25–31 marks Ace Awareness Week? Ace Awareness week started in 2010 and has grown every year since, raising awareness of asexuality globally. And while asexual,…

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Iconic rainbow dress highlights global LGBTI+ human rights abuses

Iconic rainbow dress highlights global LGBTI+ human rights abuses

30 October 2020 An enormous dress made up of the flags of all 71 countries where homosexuality is illegal has visited Denmark and Sweden to highlight human rights abuses…

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Flügger enters into colourful partnership with Copenhagen 2021

Flügger enters into colourful partnership with Copenhagen 2021

26 October 2020 Flügger is partnering with Copenhagen 2021 – organising WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden – next year. Together with Copenhagen 2021, Flügger wants to…

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START film shines light on LGBTI+ community in Copenhagen and Malmö

START film shines light on LGBTI+ community in Copenhagen and Malmö

16 October 2020 START, a new film launched today by Copenhagen 2021, shines an exciting light on LGBTI+ people in Copenhagen and Malmö. The film depicts the range and scale…

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Let’s raise mental health awareness on this #WorldMentalHealthDay

Let’s raise mental health awareness on this #WorldMentalHealthDay

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year with the aim of raising awareness of mental health issues globally, and for LGBTI+ people this is especially important!…

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Suggest tracks for the official Copenhagen 2021 Playlist!

Suggest tracks for the official Copenhagen 2021 Playlist!

Launching in a few weeks’ time, the Copenhagen 2021 App will bring you all the information you need about WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmö … and it will…

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Bi Week: Three little words that made a world of difference to me

Bi Week: Three little words that made a world of difference to me

Camilla Engelby is the Graphic Designer at Copenhagen 2021. For Bi Week (16-23 September), she shares her story about coming out as Bi. “I am bisexual.” There, I said it.

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Arnold Busck announces partnership with Copenhagen 2021

Arnold Busck announces partnership with Copenhagen 2021

Arnold Busck, Copenhagen’s historic and iconic bookshop, has announced a partnership with Copenhagen 2021, hosting WorldPride and EuroGames in the Danish capital and Malmö next year. The store – which…

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Nothing bitter about new Equality Coffee!

Nothing bitter about new Equality Coffee!

Peter Larsen Coffee kick off the annual Copenhagen Pride week with a new coffee on the shelves. The coffee focuses on equality and love between people across sexuality, ethnicity,…

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hummel announces partnership with Copenhagen 2021 to ‘change the world through sport’

hummel announces partnership with Copenhagen 2021 to ‘change the world through sport’

8 July 2020 Leading sports and lifestyle brand hummel have today announced a partnership with Copenhagen 2021, the joint celebration of WorldPride and EuroGames taking place 12-22 August 2021 in…

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Human Rights Forum executive partners announced

Human Rights Forum executive partners announced

3 July 2020 Copenhagen 2021 has today announced a formal partnership with twelve leading international governmental and civil society organisations focused on the protection of human rights and LGBTI+ equality.

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HRH Crown Princess Mary to address global LGBTI+ audience at Global Pride

HRH Crown Princess Mary to address global LGBTI+ audience at Global Pride

Saturday 27 June 2020 Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary will today make a speech at the online Global Pride event in which she will express her support for…

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Guidebook for LGBTI+ travellers supporting Copenhagen 2021

Guidebook for LGBTI+ travellers supporting Copenhagen 2021

111 Places In Copenhagen That You Shouldn’t Miss lists familiar sites such as City Hall, Centralhjørnet bar and Regnbuepladsen alongside others which are less well known, including the Nærum Railway,…

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Exclusive Pantone™ products launched for Copenhagen 2021

Exclusive Pantone™ products launched for Copenhagen 2021

Distinctive and eye-catching espresso cups and mugs featuring the six colours of the LGBTI+ rainbow flag have gone on sale, with a contribution from each purchase supporting Copenhagen 2021. Produced…

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Our Wonderful Rainbow Family

Our Wonderful Rainbow Family

Tomorrow, Sunday 3rd May, is International Family Equality Day. We talked to our colleague Helle Bjørnstrup about her Rainbow Family. Tell us about your rainbow family! Our family consists of…

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Lesbian Visibility Week: Maja Bach

Lesbian Visibility Week: Maja Bach

Today is Lesbian Visibility Day, and the last day of Lesbian Visibility Week. Hi Maja! Why is Lesbian Visibility Week important to you? Women within the LGBTI+ community face some…

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Lesbian Visibility Week: Ane Rindom

Lesbian Visibility Week: Ane Rindom

Today is the start of Lesbian Visibility Week, running up to Lesbian Visibility Day on Saturday 25th April. Hi Ane! Why is Lesbian Visibility Week important to you? First…

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Copenhagen 2021 appoints new CEO

Copenhagen 2021 appoints new CEO

The board of Copenhagen 2021 has appointed Pernille Drost as the new CEO of Copenhagen 2021. Pernille Drost will lead the efforts towards a successful EuroGames and WorldPride in…

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Ny direktør for Copenhagen 2021

Ny direktør for Copenhagen 2021

Pernille Drost tiltræder som ny direktør for Copenhagen 2021. Dermed kommer hun til at lede arbejdet frem mod et succesfuldt EuroGames og WorldPride i København og Malmø til august…

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Event Assistant at Copenhagen 2021

Event Assistant at Copenhagen 2021

We are looking for a volunteer who wants to be involved in planning and running events in connection with the Rainbow Alliance events. The Rainbow Alliance is Copenhagen…

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Copenhagen 2021 ændrer i organisationen

Copenhagen 2021 ændrer i organisationen

Copenhagen 2021 bevæger sig nu ind i en ny fase, hvor der vil være fuld fokus på afviklingen af WorldPride og EuroGames i København og Malmø. Som konsekvens er vi…

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New partner for the Human Rights Forum

New partner for the Human Rights Forum

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and Copenhagen 2021 have signed an ambitious partnership around the Human Rights Forum. Together we will strive to make the Inter-parliamentary Plenary Assembly an impactful…

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Prides unite to support LGBTI+ community in Poland

Prides unite to support LGBTI+ community in Poland

The LGBTI+ community in Poland is ‘under attack’. In 2019, several LGBTI Pride organisers were attacked and opposition is set to increase in 2020. Several leading Pride organisations have contributed…

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Say hello to PRYDE

Say hello to PRYDE

In the final days of 2019 Pride Youth Denmark (PRYDE) has been founded. The new organisation will strengthen the pride movement for the youth, and it aims to support, develop…

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EU adopts resolution against discrimination of LGBTI+ persons

EU adopts resolution against discrimination of LGBTI+ persons

The European Parliament’s resolution on public discrimination and anti-LGBT hate speech, adopted in Strasbourg December 18, identifies a broad trend across Europe and its consequences in society, amid deeply worrying…

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Rainbow jerseys boost the fight against homophobia

Rainbow jerseys boost the fight against homophobia

Pan Idræt and Copenhagen Pride are the two organizers of Copenhagen 2021 and their collaboration on a charity auction raised 23.787 kroner in support of the fight against homophobia and…

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Let’s unite under the rainbow

Let’s unite under the rainbow

“We’ve come far, but we haven’t reached our goals.” That’s how briefly Danish LGBTI+ rights can be expressed. Denmark has for more than 70 years pioneered political and…

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Hvordan trives vi egentlig i idrætslivet?

Hvordan trives vi egentlig i  idrætslivet?

Vil du hjælpe os at sætte fokus på LGBTI+ personers deltagelse og trivsel i danske idrætsforeninger? Kulturministeriet er i samarbejde med Idrættens Regnbuekoalition igang med en undersøgelse af LGBTI+…

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Royal Patron

Royal Patron

For the first time ever, a member of the royal family will officially stand up for the rights of the LGBTI+ community. Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of…

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Vi søger en praktikant med fokus på kommunikation og presse

Vi søger en praktikant med fokus på kommunikation og presse

I 2021 finder WorldPride og Euro Games sted i København og Malmø under overskriften Copenhagen 2021. Ambitionen er en kæmpe international pride-festival, et stort sportsstævne og en konference, som skal…

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Lonely Planet: Copenhagen the most gay-friendly place on earth

Lonely Planet: Copenhagen the most gay-friendly place on earth

Humble, happy and Proud. Copenhagen has been appointed not only the most gay-friendly city but the most gay-friendly place on earth. This time it’s Lonely Planet which has awarded Copenhagen…

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The City of Copenhagen secures 17 million for Copenhagen 2021

The City of Copenhagen secures 17 million for Copenhagen 2021

In August 2021, the rainbow will radiate all over Copenhagen, when the Danish capital along with Malmö are hosting WorldPride and EuroGames. The events are held as one LGBTQ…

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#YouAreIncluded embodied in 12 photos

#YouAreIncluded embodied in 12 photos

This year’s Copenhagen Pride was bigger than ever before! 40,000 people marched with us to stand up for equality, diversity and LGBTQ rights, and hundreds of thousands of spectators cheered…

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Nine reasons all LGBTQ people should visit Copenhagen

Nine reasons all LGBTQ people should visit Copenhagen

We think LGBTQ people from all over the world should do themselves a favor and come visit our city. Here are a few reasons why!  1. Copenhagen was named the most LGBTQ…

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The Copenhagen vibe summed up in 9 quotes

The Copenhagen vibe summed up in 9 quotes

WorldPride and EuroGames are set to take place in Copenhagen and Malmö in 2021! But if you need just a few more reasons to go in 2021 (perhaps even sooner?),…

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Pan Idræt will host EuroGames 2021

Pan Idræt  will host EuroGames 2021

Copenhagen has been chosen as the host city of the rainbow sporting event EuroGames in 2021. WorldPride will take place in the city at the same time for both events…

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Copenhagen among most LGBTQ-friendly destinations

Copenhagen among most LGBTQ-friendly destinations

Along with famous LGBTQ hot spots such as Berlin, Madrid and Tel Aviv, Copenhagen has been nominated for a British LGBT award as one of the world’s top 10 LGBTQ-friendly…

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Pan Idræt is bidding for EuroGames 2021

Pan Idræt is bidding for EuroGames 2021

We’ve been saying it out loud for a few months, that’s true. But what’s new is that Pan Idræt has finalized their bid for EuroGames 2021 and forwarded it to…

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Only 35 minutes away: Here’s why Malmö is on board!

Only 35 minutes away: Here’s why Malmö is on board!

You may have heard it: Copenhagen 2021 will not only give you the pleasure of celebrating WorldPride and EuroGames in the streets of the Danish capital. In fact, we are…

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Q&A: What is EuroGames?

Q&A: What is EuroGames?

WorldPride and EuroGames are taking place in Copenhagen and Malmö in 2021. Some may wonder what that’s all about, and some may be confused about all the things we have…

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You should be excited about WorldPride 2021!

You should be excited about WorldPride 2021!

Yes, we’ve told you a few times at this point: Copenhagen is hosting WorldPride 2021! Obviously, we’re excited about that. But allow us to take a few seconds and explain…

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Politicians excited for WorldPride 2021

Politicians excited for WorldPride 2021

Copenhagen has been granted WorldPride 2021! We’re so excited about the prospect of welcoming the world to Copenhagen, but we’re also incredibly overwhelmed by the hype this has caused in…

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Copenhagen Pride wins bid to host WorldPride 2021!

Copenhagen Pride wins bid to host WorldPride 2021!

Copenhagen has been granted WorldPride 2021 by the organization InterPride. The organizers will be using WorldPride as a platform to promote LGBTQ equality around the world, and the Danish government…

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10 signs you were at Copenhagen Pride this year!

10 signs you were at Copenhagen Pride this year!

This year’s Copenhagen Pride shattered all records! It was bigger than ever before, and hundreds of thousands of people took part in making this world-class event come true. We’ve made…

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Prime minister kicks off Pride Week

Prime minister kicks off Pride Week

Run With Pride was the message from the Danish prime minister, when he hosted an open 5K run to celebrate diversity and kick off this year’s Copenhagen Pride Week. It…

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Copenhagen Pride inching closer to hosting WorldPride

Copenhagen Pride inching closer to hosting WorldPride

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…

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What we found googling ‘Copenhagen’

What we found googling ‘Copenhagen’

So, Copenhagen was recently (and for the second time!) named the world’s most LGBTQ friendly place by Lonely Planet. That’s why we decided to do some research…

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Stonewall is why we have prides

Stonewall is why we have prides

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police conducted a raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. As the organizers of the Stonewall 50th anniversary…

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We need inclusive sporting events

We need inclusive sporting events

Taking part in what should have been the 4th World OutGames has learned us a few lessons about how to (and how not to!) organize major sporting events. But most…

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Copenhagen took the stage

Copenhagen took the stage

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday night for an alternative World OutGames closing ceremony, which was put on with tremendous effort from the local LGBTQ community, the City of Miami Beach…

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Australian excitement for Copenhagen 2021

Australian excitement for Copenhagen 2021

It came as a surprise when the World OutGames Miami was cancelled due to “financial burdens” only hours before the event was scheduled to start. Rowen D’Souza from Australia went…

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‘I already booked my plane tickets’

‘I already booked my plane tickets’

Copenhagen-based company Joe & the Juice threw a party Friday night in support of Copenhagen 2021. Hundreds of people joined in for an incredible night of artistic pole dance, on-point drag…

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Permanent rainbow flag put up in Copenhagen

Permanent rainbow flag put up in Copenhagen

As an honor to the Danish LGBTQ community and a celebration of love and diversity, Copenhagen has put up a permanent rainbow flag. – We are incredibly happy to erect…

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Government support for Copenhagen 2021

Government support for Copenhagen 2021

With an official letter of support, the Danish government has announced its support for hosting WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen in 2021. It’s the first time that a potential host…

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Swedish support for Copenhagen 2021

Swedish support for Copenhagen 2021

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…

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More support for Copenhagen 2021

More support for Copenhagen 2021

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…

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Copenhagen Mayors Eager to Host WorldPride

Copenhagen Mayors Eager to Host WorldPride

In a letter of support, all seven mayors of Copenhagen state their wholehearted support for Copenhagen Pride’s bid to host WorldPride in 2021. The Chair of Copenhagen Pride is »excited…

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