Copenhagen awarded WorldPride 2021

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Major event to bring 500,000 people to the city
Hot on the heels of attracting the world’s biggest architectural congress, the Danish capital has now won another major event, which will bring half a million people from around the world to the city.
Copenhagen will host the ten-day pro-diversity WorldPride festival in 2021, after being awarded the event in a vote taken by organisers InterPride, a result that was announced by the organisation Happy Copenhagen.
“Right now we’re all celebrating and are happy. We did it,” said Happy Copenhagen’s chief secretary Lars Christian Østergaard. “We have ambitions to spread across the world and set the agenda within the LGBT community. We believe Copenhagen can do that.”
He added: “There will be a good mix of cultural events and concerts and there will be a huge human rights conference. There will also be a separate sports event. There will be rainbow flags all over the city and the whole city will be invited.”
The bid to bring WorldPride to Copenhagen began in 2015 and has cost DKK 94 million (€13 million), supported through contributions by the Hovedstad regional administration and municipalities including Malmö, Sweden.
A vote on whether Copenhagen will host a related event in 2021, the LGBTQ sports event the EuroGames, will be made next March.
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