LGBT Copenhagen

Love of freedom. Freedom to love. That was the slogan during World Outgames 2009 in Copenhagen, and it has never rung truer in Copenhagen 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.

Read more about LGBT Copenhagen.

LGBT facts

The National Association for Gays and Lesbians (LGBT Denmark) was founded by Axel Axgil in 1948 as the second of its kind in the world.

In 1989 Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise registered partnerships for same-sex couples.

In 2009 it became possible for registered gay couples to adopt children.

In 2012 it became possible for gay people to be married in church and at City Hall.

Guide to LGBT bars, events, venues & restaurants

See our list of Copenhagen's LGBT bars, events and restaurants.

Download Copenhagen Gay Guide 2014

Or pick up a copy inside Copenhagen Visitor Centre, Vesterbrogade 4A. Please ask at the front desk for the guide.

Did you know?

Copenhagen is home to one of Europe’s oldest gay bars, Centralhjørnet from 1917, which openly became a gay bar in 1950’s.

In 2009 Copenhagen hosted World Outgames.

Danes Eigil and Axel Axgil were the first couple in the world to enter into a registered same-sex partnership in 1989 after 40 years of being engaged.

Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen participated in Copenhagen Pride parade in 2012, walking the streets.

Meet Copenhagen's LGBT's

Copenhagen's LGBT local community welcomes you to the capital city of Denmark. Meet our locals and read what they say about being gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual in Copenhagen, what they like about their city, what they would like to improve on - and not least their recommendations on where to go and what to do in the city. Meet Christoffer, Malene, Michelle, Mette, Rosa and Liva.

LGBT CPH - Be gay in Copenhagen

Copenhageners are open-minded, relaxed and tolerant people. In Denmark's capital city you can be free, open and most of all yourself. Watch the film to see, what Copenhagen has to offer you as an LGBT traveller.

A Russian fairy tale in Denmark

10 March 2014, Leonid and Yury from Moscow, Russia, said “I do” to each other in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen wins OUT Traveler "Where to Go Next" award

Copenhagen was nominated by, and the readers voted the Danish capital as the Place to Go Next.

Married in Copenhagen

American Clay and British Jonathan got married in Copenhagen out of love and in order to stay together. Read their story here.

Download CPH Pride app

In 2014, Copenhagen Pride has an official app called CPH Pride. Copenhagen Pride takes place 27 - 31 August, and the app will guide you to the full Pride Week programme. Download it here.

PanGames 2014

Pan Sports Copenhagen celebrates its 30th anniversary 27 - 30 August 2014 with the international sports event PanGames. The programme offers sports, culture and parties.