Copenhagen, the Danish capital, will be the venue starting this Thursday, August 12 and for ten days, World Pride is the largest cultural event dedicated to the LGBTQI + community (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and intersex).
An event that from August 18 will also be duplicated by another very important one within the community: the EuroGames, a cycle of sports competitions that will be held until August 20.
#World Pride Y #EuroGames starts tomorrow, and this is our humble promise: hope for the future for LGBTI + people everywhere. Read our anticipation of our events and our ambitions. #YouAreIncluded https://t.co/mclI0PVDTR
– Copenhagen 2021: WorldPride and EuroGames (@ CPH2021) August 11, 2021
Originally planned at WorldPride Square in Radhuspladsen in the heart of Copenhagen, the grand opening ceremony will finally take place in Fæltparken, a large park in the north of the city, due to restrictions linked to Covid-19.
On the occasion of this event, generally organized every two years at the initiative of InterPride, seven parades highlighting sexual diversity, as well as three concerts, are planned. There are also many debates on the show to promote the LGBTQI + cause around the world, with close to 1,000 activists scheduled to debate during a Human Rights Conference.
The EuroGames, known to be somewhat the equivalent of the Olympic Games for LGBT people, this year brings together nearly 4,000 athletes representing more than 50 nations. Participants, whether female, male or non-binary, will compete in 22 events.
The competitions will take place both in Copenhagen and in the Swedish city of Malmö. The EuroGames closing ceremony will take place on Saturday August 21st and the WorldPride closing ceremony will take place on Sunday August 22nd.
Many recognized sponsors, such as Coca-Cola, Google or Lego, have invested in WorldPride this year. Please note that The Hague (Netherlands) hosted the first edition of EuroGames in 1992 and that Rome (Italy) was the first WorldPride host city in 2000.