World Outgames 2009

Gay Copenhagen

LGBT CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS

Oscar Bar Café - lunch and dinner served (+ evening deejays Fri-Sat)
Jailhouse CPH - soup restaurant

Rainbow Square, photo Ursula Bach

Copenhagen names central square in the name of LGBT

The naming of the small but central square has been up for discussion for a long time, and on a cold February evening, Copenhagen City Countil finally agreed on the baby's name. 36 votes for, and only 9 against, so a large majority decided on the name Rainbow Square, inspired by the LGBT flag.

Meet Copenhagen's LGBT's, photo Ty Stange

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.

Clay and Jonathan got married in Copenhagen

Married in Copenhagen

In the summer of 2012, British Jonathan, now 34 years old, went to Charleston in the American state South Carolina for a family wedding. While waiting for a second cousin arriving on a bus, he had a drink outside a gay bar around the corner from the bus central. That is where he first lay eyes on Clay.

"I had no intention of going out or meeting anyone. I wasn't looking for a long distance relationship, but then I saw him," says Jonathan with a smile.

Copenhagen Pride Parade 2012

LGBTQ Copenhagen

Today, a lot of western countries are tolerant towards gays, but Denmark has always been in the lead when it has come down to passing laws to secure equality for gay men and lesbians.

Nyhavn in rainbow colours, photo SAS