My internet family

By Lee Ravn Kristensen When you feel like you don’t fit in in the world around you, be it due to who you are or what you like, it is invaluable to find an accepting community – even one that’s spread around the world. This is Lee’s story about finding a family in the online[…]

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LGBTI+ people, their families and loved ones can now get approved counseling in LGBT+ Denmark

by Sidsel Sofie Poulsen, LGBT+ Danmark In July, Denmark got its first accredited LGBTI+ counseling, when LGBT+ Denmark’s counseling in Copenhagen received a big approval of quality from RådgivningsDanmark (Eng: Counseling Denmark). One of the users of the counseling says: “You feel very welcome there, even though you are so vulnerable.” Every Thursday at 18-20[…]

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Creating an inclusive culture program

By Anne Sophie Parsons Whenever somebody hears the word “culture”, the first image that comes to mind tends to be the well-known scenes and institutions; the theatre, the cinema, music venues and book cafés, all of which are familiar establishments which have been closed and collecting dust during lockdown. But the country is slowly reopening,[…]

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Volunqueers: The Pride family

By Mariya Alfa Staugaard The volunteers during Copenhagen Pride Week are known as volunqueers. All it takes to volunteer is a profound respect for our values and the community between shared by LGBTI+ people and as well as allies. Copenhagen Pride Week would not be what it is today, had it not been for the[…]

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Trans women are women

… and why the Slytherins didn’t get to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts By Maria R. Rathje I see JK Rowling spewing hate and I cannot stay silent. She somehow believes that including transgender women in feminism will put cis women at risk. This is wrong – because feminism includes and benefits all genders.[…]

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“The LGBT profile has given us the gift of a community of values”

‘Slottet’ (eng. ‘The Castle’), Denmark’s first and only LGBTI + nursing home, is celebrating its anniversary. After five years in rainbow colours, headmaster Henriette Højsteen is reminiscing on a weekday that is, most of all, outrageously ordinary. By Liv Rossander “Hi!” With a warm smile, a curly-haired woman steps out of Slottet’s impressive front door.[…]

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Editorial: Welcome!

Dearest reader, It is our great pleasure to welcome you to HeartCore – The Official Copenhagen Pride Magazine. This is our debut venture into print media, and what you see in front of you, be it in your hands or on your screen, is the first edition. Thank you for picking it up, thereby joining[…]

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The big Pride Show is online

By Thomas R. Kristensen This year we are not allowed to gather thousands of people in front of Pride Stage in City Hall Square. As a result, we can – for the first time ever – look forward to experiencing the big Pride Show online, in bars or on TV 2. Saturday, August 22nd is[…]

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