Gay Guide Denmark

Denmark is a very open-minded and tolerant country, like its liberal Scandinavian neighbours. To be a little "different" is part of life in the Danish society. Most Danes accept almost everything with humour. This attitude is reflected in national law. The national association of gays and lesbians (LGBT Danmark) was founded in 1948 and was the first organisation of this kind in the Nordic countries. In 1989 Denmark was the first country in the world to introduce same-sex partnership, with almost the same rights as married couples. In 2012 the newly elected prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt legalized same-sex marriage, and later that year she walked in the Copenhagen Pride parade, as the first Danish prime minister. Most gay visitors head for Copenhagen, due to its lively gay scene and relaxed atmosphere. Other Danish cities such as Aarhus and Odense are charming and have a small gay scene. Apart from the cities, Denmark has an extensive coastline, which is very inviting for those looking to relax and go wandering. Discover this interesting country with its friendly and helpful inhabitants, who always have a humorous twinkle in their eyes.

Islands in Denmark

Faroe Islands

Cities in Denmark

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Name: Danmark · Dänemark · Danemark · Dinamarca · Danimarca
Location: Northern Europe
Initials: DNK
International country code: 45 (no area codes)
International access code: 00
Language: Danish
Area: 43,098 km² / 16,639 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Danish Krone (dkr) = 100 Öre
Population: 5,590,000
Capital: København
Religions: 81% Protestant
Climate: Fairly mild climate. February is usually the coldest month and July/August the warmest.
Important gay cities: København