Win a Trip to Copenhagen, Denmark

Author: , June 3rd, 2012

Gay Denmark SweepstakesRain or shine, in high heels or flats, more than 50 percent of all Copenhageners bike to work or school every day. In Denmark, that’s how they roll. There’s a big, soft spot in most Danish hearts for the bicycle. For the Danes, life is simply better on two wheels.

Now, you’re invited to share the bike love, too! Find one of VisitDenmark’s dedicated street teams in New York City and come show off your set of wheels. During Bike Month and in various locations though out the city, you can have your photo taken with your bike and your favorite ‘share the bike love’ sign.

VisitDenmark will upload the photos they snap on VisitDenmark’s Facebook page for public voting, with chances to win great prizes, including a trip for two to Copenhagen – the bike capital of the world!

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Denmark: Copenhagen Experiences a Gastronomic Renaissance

Author: , March 21st, 2012

Copenhagen GastronomyIt’s completely understandable that Denmark has long held a fascination for so many gay people. After all, it was Denmark that gave us modern home design. (Where would “Mad Men” be without Danish contemporary furniture? And, really, could any of us endure our apartments furnished in American colonial?)

Furthermore, Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize civil unions in 1989 – as well as the country where the first widely-known “sex change” was performed in 1952. For gay people of a certain age, transsexual Christine Jorgensen made Denmark look like a bastion of openness and tolerance during a time when the US was pursuing a witch-hunt on gay people in American society. And Denmark was also the first country in the world to legalize pornography – in 1969. And, by the spring of 2012, Denmark is expected to legalize same-sex marriage.

And where would ballet be without the Danes? Much of the reputation of American ballet companies – and specifically the New York City Ballet – rests on the shoulders of those tall and elegant Danish ballet dancers.

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Gay Travel: Copenhagen, Progressive and Free

Author: , October 7th, 2011

Copenhagen was recently chosen as the third most liveable city in the world after Helsinki and Zurich by Monocle magazine. That might have been based on principles that benefit the inhabitants more than visitors, but eagle-eyed tourists will spot what makes Copenhagen such a success as a city. Most obvious is the prevalence of bicycles: imagine the number ridden in Cambridge quadrupled and you’ll still be far off the total here. As a short break destination, Copenhagen has a lot going for it.

The city aims to be carbon-neutral by 2025. There is a passion for good quality food: a ‘fat tax’ was recently introduced on ingredients like butter, but there are bargains to be had when eating or drinking. It is an attractive city with a wonderful waterfront location. Public transport runs like a dream – even if it is costly – and the whole city seems to cater for people, rather than being as stressful and unyielding as London can be. Danish design is another reason to visit, with beautiful design stores in abundance, such as Royal Copenhagen’s ceramics.

For these clearly positive sides to Copenhagen there are also oddities. For example, smoking is permitted in bars of less than 40 square metres, but it seems the law is left unchallenged in larger bars. This approach is presumably part of a liberal agenda where people are free to do as they wish, but it also seems quite regressive when many other countries have passed successful anti-smoking laws that attempt to accommodate everyone. We saw one man unzip and urinate wildly on the escalators of a busy metro station. It was unexpected and disappointing to see this in the middle of the city centre.

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