Editorial: Welcome to the inclusion edition!

Photo by Solbjørgh Hansen For the fifth time, we have the pleasure of welcoming you to HeartCore – The Official Copenhagen Pride magazine. We have moved through a winter of isolation and distance, into a spring filled with uncertainty, finally to arrive in the summertime and the Pride season with renewed hope for the future.[…]

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Queer experiences of sex education

By Nicholas Chisha The purpose of this article is to highlight the challenges that LGBTI+ persons encounter as they develop through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood and develop an identity in a society that is not programmed for the development and sexual maturity of non-heterosexual humans. From the African plains to the English hills, to the[…]

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You don’t belong here

Illustration by Christina E. Ebbesen By Mie Hald ”I just want to feel respected as a whole person, whom there isn’t something automatically wrong with, or who is up to something in the eyes of others.” That is what Vee (genderfluid) says when I ask them about what makes them feel included in a group[…]

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She is absolute

Photo by Sarah NoregaardBy Paulie Amanita “De mi tierra bella, de mi tierra santaOigo ese grito de los tamboresY los timbales al cumbancharY ese pregón que canta un hermanoQue de su tierra vive lejanoY que el recuerdo le hace llorarUna canción que vive entonandoDe su dolor de su propio llantoY se le escucha penar(…)” Gloria[…]

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Self-exclusion and other illusions

A personal essay by Nicklas Collier Trigger warning: This article mentions hate crimes and violence against minorities. I have always envied my classmates and fellow students. We all remember when the always positive and uplifting teacher asked where we would end up when we got our diploma. It started a wave of buzzing thoughts that[…]

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LGBTI+ representation in Danish museums

By Mette Ernst Andersen How do Danish museums portray and convey LGBTI+ history? Is there a need for a focused LGBTI+ museum in Denmark to cover the history? Or are the subjects already being covered at the existing museums? Here are examples of how some Danish museums work with, and convey, various LGBTI+ topics. KØN[…]

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Stop the hate now!

The legacy of Live and Let Live By Mariya Alfa Staugaard In the summer of 2020, a young man was walking down the street in the city center of Copenhagen when a stranger decided to film himself yelling at him, subsequently uploading the clip to Instagram. What made the video amusing in the eyes of[…]

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The illusion of inclusion: The gay friend

Photo: Unsplash By Jens Ulvedahl Throughout the film and television history, LGBTI+ people have been represented in many stereotypical and problematic ways, and one of the characters that emerged up through the 90s is the gay friend. Often seen as a cisgender feminine homosexual man that acts as a sidekick for the female protagonist. The character has been rightly criticized for generalizing all[…]

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