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.

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LGBT facts

1948 - LGBT Denmark was founded by Axel Axgil as the second of its kind in the world.

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

2009 - Registered gay couples could adopt children.

2012 - Gays could get married in church and at city hall.

2017 - Denmark will, as the first country ever, no longer officially percieve being transgender as a mental illness.

A LGBT guide to Copenhagen

Find out where to go in Copenhagen for gay-friendly dinner options, bar, clubs, cruising and more. 

Download Copenhagen Gay Guide 2015/16

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

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Download the free GAY CPH app. Your gay guide to Copenhagen on the go.

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.

The movie The Danish Girl is based on a real story about the transgender Dane Einar Wegener, who became Lili Elbe.

Copenhagen most gay-friendly place on the planet

Copenhagen is the no. 1 most gay-friendly place on the planet according to Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.

Copenhagen Pride Parade 2015

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Film: Explore LGBT 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.

Have your destination wedding in Copenhagen

Whether you are Danish or foreign, straight or gay, getting married in Copenhagen is easy.

Copenhagen as seen in The Danish Girl

Set in the 1920s Copenhagen, the movie, The Danish Girl tells the remarkable love story of a Danish artist couple and transgender pioneers.

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.