Denmark in detail

Gay & Lesbian Travellers

  • Given Denmark’s high degree of tolerance for alternative lifestyles of all sorts, it’s hardly surprising that Denmark is a popular destination for LGBTQ 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 (, the Danish national association for the LGBTQ community.
  • The main gay and lesbian festival of the year is Copenhagen Pride (, a week-long queer fest that takes place in August. There’s also the LGBTQ film festival Mix Copenhagen (, held each October.