Step out with Pride!

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August 24th, 2014 1:00 pm| by admin
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In 2013, 20,000  party people joyfully strutted their stuff along the Copenhagen Pride Carnival route, exuberantly frolicking in the sunshine and generally having a whale of a time. 

This annual rainbow-tinted celebration of the city’s LGBT community is always a colourful affair with thousands lining the streets to wave at the fancy floats, watch the often scantily-clad  revellers, and admire some truly amazing outfits. 

The parade winds its merry way into town on Saturday 30 August at 13:00 between the two city halls of Frederiksberg and Copenhagen for a big party that continues well after dark in the downtown bars and clubs. 

There is also plenty going on in the week before. During Pride Week, the City Hall square is renamed Pride Square. 

Here you can take part in events such as drag night, gay bingo shows, concerts, dance and the grand finale of Denmark’s Mr Gay contest. 

It’s not all fun, fun, fun as Pride Square will also be the place to debate the burning issues of the day affecting the LGBT community. 

It’s all free, but you might want to show your support by buying the official Pride bracelet. 

As the mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, puts it: “Copenhagen shows its true colours to the world; it is a day when we show that we are a city that is open and tolerant and that we make room for everyone.”

Smallegade, Frederiksberg City Hall; Aug 26-31 (parade Aug 30, 13:00); copenhagenpride.dk

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