Gay Guide

Denmark
Pink Star Rating

10

Capital

Copenhagen

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Arhus, Odense

Scene and Culture

Homosexuality is generally well accepted in Denmark. Denmark is traditionally a very open and tolerant society towards anyone a little bit "different", even more so than the other Scandinavian countries. This is reflected in their very progressive legislation on gay and lesbian equality. The small gay scene is focused in Copenhagen and lesbian and gay visitors will certainly enjoy a visit to one of the most gay friendly countries in the world

Gay Age of Consent

15

Lesbian Age of Consent

15

Straight Age of Consent

15

Legal Notes

An equal age of consent of 15 years was introduced in 1976. Since 1987 Denmark has had in place anti-discrimination legislation prohibiting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation as well as laws protecting against incitement to hatred .

In 1989 Denmark became the first country in the world to introduce a law on registered partnership for two persons of the same sex. The law enables two persons of the same sex to register their partnership and gives them (with some exceptions) the same rights and responsibilities as a heterosexual married couple. Employment protection for gays and lesbians was introduced in 1996 and in 1999 married gays were allowed to adopt the children of their partners.

Population

5.37 million

Currency

Kroner DKR

Climate

The best time to visit Denmark is during the summer months of May to September.

Denmark has a temperate maritime climate that is very changeable under the marine influences and the effect of the Gulf Air Stream. Generally, the winters are cold and cloudy, although summers are warm and sunny. Average annual precipitation is 600 mm and snow falls between January and March. Although rainfall occurs throughout the year it is heaviest between August and October and lowest during the spring and winter months. Average temperature ranges in Copenhagen are from -3c to 2c in February to 14c to 22c in July.

Copenhagen