Given Denmark’s high degree of tolerance for alternative lifestyles of all sorts, it’s hardly surprising that Denmark is a popular destination for gay and lesbian travellers.
Copenhagen in particular has an active, open gay community with a healthy number of venues, but you’ll find gay and lesbian venues in other cities as well (as well as mainstream venues that are welcoming to all).
For general info, contact Landsforeningen for Bøsser, Lesbiske, Biseksuelle og Transpersoner (www.lgbt.dk), the Danish national association for the LGBTQ community.
A useful website for travellers with visitor information and listings is www.rainbowbusinessdenmark.dk. Also see www.oaonline.dk.
The main gay and lesbian festival of the year is Copenhagen Pride (www.copenhagenpride.dk), a week-long queer fest that takes place in August. There’s also the LGBTQ film festival Mix Copenhagen (www.mixcopenhagen.dk), held each October.