About LGBT+ Denmark
LGBT+ Denmark is Denmark’s largest and oldest political association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and others who breaks with norms of gender and sexuality.
Our vision is a world of equal opportunities and better well-being for all, regardless of gender identity and sexuality. That’s why we ensure rights, safe communities and social change – locally, nationally and globally.
Since the birth of the organisation on midsummer’s eve in 1948, the Danish LGBT+ movement has been a social as well as a political community. Much has happened since, but LGBT+ Denmark is still a democratically managed member organisation with hundreds of volunteer forces, political enthusiasts, solidarity, unity and a tireless will for change. The organisation is independent in partisan and religious terms.
We work politically
Denmark is and has historically been among the most progressive countries when it comes to LGBT+ rights. However, this does not mean that there aren’t still big battles ahead. We work continuously with politicians at Parliament and in the municipalities across political sectors to ensure equal opportunities and rights regardless of gender and sexuality.
We provide support and create communities
Everyone needs someone to see themself reflected in. Safe communities where everyone can be themselves, share experiences, receive counselling and guidance are essential for a better life for sexual and gender minorities. LGBT+ Denmark offers counselling, social events and conversation groups around the country for all age groups. LGBT+ Denmark supports minorities globally in close cooperation with local LGBT+ organisations in East and North Africa as well as the Middle East.
We fight for social and cultural change
Rights are fundamental, but if discrimination, exclusion and stigma are still going on, we have not made much progress. We know that LGBT+ people experience alarmingly worse mental health. That is why we communicate knowledge and train teachers, educators, health professionals, leaders, NGOs and other LGBT+ organisations based on intersectional and norm-critical principles.