LGBTQ Copenhagen

Copenhagen is known as a LGBTQ-friendly city where anyone is of course always welcome anywhere. LGBTQ or not. Be free, be safe and most of all be yourself anywhere you go.

Continuing the city’s history of promoting gay rights and acceptance, Copenhagen is hosting the WorldPride in 2021 and the EuroGames in 2021. The vision is to combine the two events into one ‘mega-event’ named Copenhagen 2021.

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A LGBT guide to Copenhagen

Find your way to Copenhagen's LGBT-friendly bars, clubs, cafés and more.

LGBTQ 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 does, as the first country ever, no longer officially percieve being transgender as a mental illness.

2017 - Centralhjørnet, the world's oldest existing gay bar, celebrates its 100th anniversary. 

2021 - Copenhagen is hosting both the Worldpride and EuroGames and combining into one ‘mega-event’ named Copenhagen 2021.

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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.

Download Copenhagen Gay Guide 2017/18

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

Church of Our Lady, photo Copenhagen Media Center

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.

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.

Copenhagen is bidding to become the first city to host both the WorldPride and EuroGames in 2021. 

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 engagement.

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

The Danish Girl. Photo Universal Pictures

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.

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