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WorldPride Copenhagen 2021

Experience every shade of the pride rainbow!

While every pride in the world encourages our community to honor our achievements and celebrate our pride in every shape and form, WorldPride is a truly momentous occasion for all corners of the globe to unite in our shared history of pride. For 2021, WorldPride will be coloring the historic streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, for its seventh foray, following previous editions in Madrid, Tel Aviv, and of course NYC in 2019.

WorldPride Copenhagen will coincide with the EuroGames, with the collective LGBTQ event being referred to as Copenhagen 2021. Copenhagen is no stranger to hosting pride events, with its very first pride taking place more than 20 years ago, when the city hosted EuroPride in 1996. With this experience under its belt, we sure can expect a fabulous celebration in Copenhagen for WorldPride 2021.

 

A celebration with the most: WorldPride 2021

WorldPride 2021 will run from August 12 to 21 in Copenhagen and Malmö, and will be a massive celebration of equality and diversity. It will be a chance for everyone from all walks of life to convene in Denmark to stand up for LGBTQ rights, all the while enjoying a rich program of entertainment, including parties, cultural events, and of course one incredible pride parade.

 

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All the fun will kick off on August 13, with the official opening ceremony of WorldPride 2021. Taking place by Copenhagen’s waterfront at Ophilia Square, the ceremony will comprise an extensive stage show, with different artists kicking off the pride spirit for WorldPride 2021. This will be followed by two weeks’ worth of pride-related entertainment, with everything ranging from signature parties, along with organized pride villages scattered throughout the city center.

These pride villages will include various stalls, housing LGBTQ organizations and NGOs from all over the world. This will give both locals and tourists the chance to find out more about the different work performed by these organizations, and help them to gain relevant updates on the present context concerning global LGBTQ rights.

Pride Parade Copenhagen 2021

No WorldPride is complete without a pride parade, and Copenhagen will be no exception to this. In fact, to celebrate WorldPride 2021, Denmark will be hosting two colorful pride parades in both Copenhagen and Malmö. Malmö will kick things off for the opening weekend of WorldPride 2021, while the official WorldPride Parade Copenhagen will transpire on August 21. More than 60,000 people are expected to march through the streets of Copenhagen for WorldPride 2021, aspiring to the maxim #YouAreIncluded, as they walk side by side with people from different countries, religions, nationalities, and professions.

 

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WorldPride: history in the making

WorldPride is a global celebration that promotes equality and liberty of people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex communities. It brings people together on a global scale, with everyone collectively rallying for freedom and equal human rights. The inaugural WorldPride took place in Rome in 2000, and since then there have been editions of WorldPride Jerusalem 2006, WorldPride London 2012, WorldPride Toronto 2014, WorldPride Madrid 2017, and WorldPride New York 2019.

Perhaps the most iconic of all was WorldPride in NYC, which transpired for the entire month of June in 2019. Celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, WorldPride NYC colored the Big Apple with entertainment ranging from PrideFest, Pride Island, and of course the momentous Pride Parade, which saw an estimated attendance of 4.5 million people. The special event welcomed big-name guests, including Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Ciara. With the slogan, ‘Millions of Moments of Pride’, people were asked to recognize the invaluable and unique moments a person will experience during any given Pride through this shared celebration.

 

 

 

WorldPride 2023: Down Under!

We know 2021 is still a long way off, but if you can’t make WorldPride Copenhagen, don’t despair. Australia recently won the bid to host WorldPride 2023, in a fierce competition with Houston and Montreal. Securing 60% of the vote, Sydney will be the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to host WorldPride, and with a strong history of pride reflected in its annual Sydney Mardi Gras, we expect this installment to be next level!

 

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WorldPride is more than a party, it is a political celebration that honors pride in every shape and form. It encourages everyone to pay tribute to those who came before us during the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York who fought for the rights we can enjoy today. By embracing every shade of the pride rainbow, and approaching life beyond the confines of black and white, you too can experience a more welcoming world, and enjoy your pride at WorldPride 2021 - just as every other day.