HeartCore #2 FAMILY
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of HeartCore – The Official Copenhagen Pride Magazine. A special welcome to those of you joining us for the first time; this magazine is our first venture into print media and aims to be a platform for all of the voices that exists in the LGBTI+ community, as well as to amplify and empower these voices.
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Dear reader, It is our pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of HeartCore – The Official Copenhagen Pride Magazine. A special welcome to those of you joining us for the first time; this magazine is our first venture into print media and aims to be a platform for all of the voices that
Family from a biological perspective
By Naomi Hagelberg, Master of Science in Biology Is the nuclear family the most natural family structure for humans, or were we doing something more natural back in the hippie days? Let us put the biological goggles on and analyze the story that human physiology and anatomy tells us. The human brain is plastic. This
How 19th-century women tricked the Patriarchy to live freely
By Karin Lützen In 19th-century Denmark, job opportunities arose for middle class-women seeking employment as e.g. nurses and schoolteachers. This led to cohabitation for several women, who raised orphans as their own children and who were buried side by side, without facing the same stigma that male homosexuals faced in the 19th century. Since 2007,
The cracked façade of the Danish health care system
By Anne Sophie Parsons When author Karen Stenlev met the Danish Health Care System in the context of undergoing fertility treatment with her wife, she was not prepared to face a wall – all due to her own mental illness. “Be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.” The Biblical
All Families Are Real Families
This article was originally written for INCLUDE Magazine by Martin Dover, published by Copenhagen2021 in 2019 Karen Therkelsen is on a quest to popularize her so-called “parent speed matching” as a method for LGBTI+ people to form a family of their own in a country that prohibits the use of surrogacy. The idea sprung to
Rainbow families, #YouAreIncluded at Copenhagen 2021!
Article and interview by Steve Taylor, Director of Communications for Copenhagen 2021. Heteronormativity probably affects all LGBTI+ people at least once every day. We just get used to it, metaphorically rolling our eyes when we get the inevitable thoughtless question or comment. But for LGBTI+ parents, it can be especially wearing. The emotionally draining comments
Queerversation: Finding family in the underground
Andre Sanchez-Montoya The Copenhagen based collective known as Group Therapy charts out their vision towards a more inclusive and safer nightlife on a path, we can all follow and dance along on. Our journey as LGBTI+ individuals is rarely a straight line – and our history depicts the arc we have traveled towards self-discovery and
The rise of the queer Phoenix
By Paulie Calderon-Cifuentes PANDEMIC! RIGHT AHEAD! Rise and shine, fellow Queers. It’s time for your morning meditation, your bowl of oatmeal with berries, bananas, and fiber supplement, your daily skin-care routine, and then out to… Oh, wait a minute… It’s lockdown. Is the anxiety kicking in? Mine is. Do you miss your friends? I do.
Sylvia Thomas: Memory Closet
One night, I left my friends, and they wondered where I went. I wondered that too. It was supposed to be another night of being hypnotized by beautiful boys’ and their bodacious thighs while dancing all dumb and doubting danger while dosing drugs and drinking with strangers But for the first time in a long
We are family? LGBTI+ identity and family in four films
By Anne Sophie Parsons and Maria Rathje Family – can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Family dynamics are portrayed in widely different ways in LGBTI+ films, as exemplified here through The Bird Cage (1996), Theorem (1968), Saving Face (2004), and A Fantastic Woman (2017), but they all revolve around the question of inclusion
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
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
“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.
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
From Mexico to London: Latin American trans activist reflects on her childhood
By Laura Valentina Cortés Sierra Trigger Warning: This article discusses violence against transgender people Candance or Candy Chávez is a Mexican activist who has been fighting for trans women’s rights for more than 6 years. She comes from Jalisco, Guadalajara, where around 12 to 15 trans women are murdered a year. Candy has received threats