The dust has settled, the unicorn wings have been folded away and the placards and banners stored for another year: Copenhagen Pride 2022 has ended, and now we want your feedback!
With the global pandemic radically changing plans for Copenhagen Pride in 2020 and WorldPride in 2021, this was the first full Pride since 2019. Copenhageners and visitors took to the streets in huge numbers to join the event.
Among the highlights:
- The Copenhagen Pride Parade, led by Oslo Pride, LGBT Asylum and a delegation of Ukrainians, was joined by more than 30,000 people with an estimated 250,000 spectating from the side of the route.
- Eight days of programming across three stages included a hugely diverse line up of artists and performers, culminating in the stunning Drag Night concert on Friday, and Pride Show on Saturday.
- A new art exhibition, Pride Art, was installed on Nytorv to showcase work from LGBTI+ artists in Denmark. Culture Minister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen attended the opening and thousands of people visited during the week.
- A whole day of programming was dedicated to young people, under the name ‘Youth Pride’. The program included spoken word, and a drag performer from Serbia.
- International activists from Turkey, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, United Kingdom, Swedenand Norway attended many events. Several attended a private round table meeting with Equalities Minister Trine Bramsen.
- More than 50 events in the Human Rights program covered a range of diverse topics of relevance to the LGBTI+ community in Denmark and abroad.
- The Community Space at Pride Square gave more than 10 LGBTI+ and sexual wellbeing organisations the opportunity to engage the community.
- A Sports Day was integrated into the program Friday, in which Pan Idræt ran a number of activities in Pride Square. On Thursday, 216 runners took part in the Pride Run around the city.
- Copenhagen Pride adopted the sunflower lanyard scheme and distributed 1,000 lanyards to people with hidden disabilities. Twelve people participated in an orientation walk of the Parade route for those with neurodivergent conditions.
- Seventy partners, led by main partners 7-Eleven, Flügger, Netto, Nordic Choice Hotels and Somersby, provided financial support to help keep the event free.
- Hundreds of volunteers worked incredibly hard across the event, including in the bars, moderating discussions, selling merchandise, providing support, and as runners.
- On social media during Pride week there were 1.8m impressions of Copenhagen Pride content to a total audience of almost 64,000. There were over 400 mentions of Copenhagen Pride in the media.
Dates for events in 2023 have been confirmed. Winter Pride will take place from 20-25 February and Copenhagen Pride will take place from 12-20 August. Programs and more information will be published in due course.
Copenhagen Pride wants to hear feedback from participants. Complete the evaluation form by midday on Monday 5 September. One person who completes the form will win a brand new MATE Bike work more than 20,000DKK!
Photographer: Mathias Schneider