On Saturday, August 18, more than 15,000 LGBT people and their allies enjoyed great weather, eye-catching floats and an amazing sense of community at Copenhagen Pride.
More than 80 floats made their way down Vesterbrogade to Rådhuspladsen, including contingents sponsored by British Airways and Microsoft, and ones with the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. (We know Obama is good for the gays, but we can’t imagine him marching in a Pride parade.)
After the march, a Pride concert included performances by Sound, George Michael Jam, Diva Dean and a host of drag queens covering ABBA and Eurovision Song Contest entries. Other Pride week highlights included the Mr. Gay Pageant and Pride Square, a central hub for debates, talks, music, skits and food.
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@brent..European Royalty and royal households have their share of gay people scattered liberally around but they have to be very discrete..Monaco, UK, Holland, and Denmarks closets are no doubt brim full with gay members of the family..Usually they marry and produce to perpetuate the lineage and keep their gay identity hidden..There have been fairly widely reported incidents regarding the British Monarchy even quite recently but super injunctions keep a lid on things..
All monarchy these days are merely figure heads of state and whilst I can’t comment on the Danish Queen,Margrethe II of Denmark, the Queen of England is an amazing woman who has my undying respect..Damn she works hard and she is well into her late 80’s and still going strong..Long may she reign.