Tag Archive | Denmark

Suicides decrease with gay marriage in Sweden and Denmark

Suicides decrease with gay marriage in Sweden and Denmark

The advent of gay marriage has cut suicide rates among lesbians and gay men in Sweden and Denmark – but, divorced, widowed or married, homosexuals are still more prone to suicide than their straight peers, according to a study released on Thursday. The researchers said reduced stigma for sexual minorities was likely driving the drop […]

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money to Tanzania, citing “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official (Reuters) – Denmark, Tanzania’s second-biggest donor, said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money due to concerns over human rights abuses, and what it called unacceptable homophobic comments made by a […]

Denmark: Government Launch LGBTI Anti-Discrimination Plan

Denmark: Government Launch LGBTI Anti-Discrimination Plan

On 17 August, during Copenhagen Pride (official) week, the Danish government announced an upcoming LGBTI national action plan to prevent discrimination and promote security for the LGBTI community. The long-expected plan will be introduced in 2018. Besides announcing the plan, the government also announced a cross ministerial LGBTI working group, and a responsible minister, Karen Ellemann. […]

Travel: Copenhagen & Malmö in a Weekend

Travel: Copenhagen & Malmö in a Weekend

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes off to Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö for a romantic weekend getaway  Copenhagen might not be a top holiday destination in the minds of many people, but it ought to be. The Danish capital is full of great bars & cafés, beautiful architecture, wonderful food and friendly faces to boot. Flying […]

Denmark’s ‘Equal Love’ Photography Exhibition – 25 Years of Civil Partnership

Denmark’s ‘Equal Love’ Photography Exhibition – 25 Years of Civil Partnership

The photography exhibition, Equal Love, which celebrates twenty-five years of registered partnerships in Denmark, is due to end today, 8th October, at 4 pm. Titled Equal Love Silver Anniversary, Copenhagen 1989–2014, it has been running since September 30th at Copenhagen City Hall, where the first couple, Axel and Elgil, made their vows 25 years ago.

Denmark: New Conservatives Leader Søren Pape Poulsen Comes Out As Gay

Denmark: New Conservatives Leader Søren Pape Poulsen Comes Out As Gay

The new leader of Denmark’s Conservative Party, Søren Pape Poulsen, has come out as gay, joking that his homosexuality is “apparently still exotic in 2014”. Since becoming the new leader of De Konservative, Denmark’s media has been speculative of Søren Pape Poulsen’s personal life, especially his sexuality. It is for that reason that the Danish […]

Denmark Celebrates 25 Years Of Marriage Equality With ‘Equal Love’ Photography Exhibition

Denmark Celebrates 25 Years Of Marriage Equality With ‘Equal Love’ Photography Exhibition

Twenty-five years ago the first same-sex couple was lawfully married under the Danish registered partnership law, the first of it kind and an inspiration for same-sex marriages, partnerships, civil unions and family laws in countries all over the world. To mark the occasion, an exhibition: Equal Love Silver Anniversary, Copenhagen 1989-2014 will be held September/October […]