Fotograf Olav Holten

Looking back on WorldPride 2021

In August 2021, Copenhagen Pride and Pan Idræt hosted the worlds biggest LGBTI+ event, when WorldPride and Eurogames came together as Copenhagen 2021. Hundreds of thousands of people from near and far joined us in Copenhagen and Malmö to celebrate our community and pave the way to a more equal and inclusive world.

WorldPride in Copenhagen 2021 was a celebration of equality, arts and human rights proudly hosted by Copenhagen Pride in collaboration with Malmö Pride.

Fotograf Renato Manzionna
Fotograf Jessica van der Boor

The legacy of Copenhagen 2021

The Øresund Declaration

The Øresund Declaration – named after the sound and bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden – is our manifesto of demands for global LGBTI+ equality by 2030. It was ambitious, and deliberately so, because until we can say to every LGBTI+ person that #YouAreIncluded, the global community is failing to protect the most vulnerable.

The declaration was presented at the opening of the Human Rights Conference during the event, and all signatories sign for themselves and their organization, and by their signature they expressed an obligation to advance the ambitions stated in the Declaration in the course of their work.

Leaders from the worlds of national and international politics, human rights, civil society, NGOs and the media are among those who signed the Øresund Declaration. Signatories are able to select all 15 goals or, if they wish, select the specific goals they wish to endorse.

Signatures will be accepted on the Declaration on an ongoing basis, and the names of new supporters will be added to the website periodically.

The website

The Copenhagen 2021 website is still available, and here you can find all material published before and during the event – such as the #YouAreIncluded podcast, articles, photos, and videos from the event.

Rainbow award

Copenhagen 2021 WorldPride and EuroGames was recognised by the Danish Rainbow Awards in 2021 with an honorary prize awarded by the judges.

In a sparkling ceremony at the iconic Cirkusbygningen in Copenhagen, more than 30 members of the Copenhagen 2021 team were present to learn that the judges had decided to recognise the event for the impact it had, not least in the shadow of the global pandemic.

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