Copenhagen Pride

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Copenhagen Pride parade 2008

Copenhagen Pride is an LGBT festival which is held every August in Copenhagen, Denmark. A colourful and festive occasion, it combines political issues with concerts, films and a parade. The focal point is the City Hall Square in the city centre. It usually opens on the Wednesday of Pride Week, culminating on the Saturday with a parade and Denmark's Mr Gay contest. In 2013, some 20,000 gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals took part in the parade with floats and flags.[1]

History[edit]

Copenhagen Pride began in 1996 when Copenhagen was the European Capital of Culture and hosted the Europride event. The city's pride festival has since been held every year, one of the outstanding events being held in connection with the World Outgames in 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copenhagen Pride". Visit Denmark. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Christian Knudsen and Jan Mikkelsen. "Pridens historie i København" (in Danish). Copenhagenpride.dk. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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