Tag Archives: Denmark

DENMARK: Brewery Mocks Trump And Putin With Beer Auction To Benefit Effort To Help Chechen Gays

The Copenhagen Post reports: It seems that aside from producing excellent beer the Danish brewery Mikkeller is in possession of a sense of humour as well. And it’s not afraid to ruffle some feathers for a good cause. In collaboration with the Chinese microbrewery Great Leap Brewing, Mikkeller has come up with a beer that may very well irk certain …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Heartwarming Danish Holiday Ad Shows Father Accepting His Transgender Daughter

Raw Story reports: A new commercial from Denmark contains a heartwarming message for the holidays about acceptance and the power of familiar love. HelloGiggles.com said that the ad is for electronics company Elgiganten and is called “Let the gifts speak.” It begins with a family at Christmas opening presents. One member of the family, a teenaged trans daughter looks uncomfortable …

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GREENLAND: Same-Sex Marriage Begins

The Perchy Bird reports: Greenland’s same-sex marriage law went into effect today (April 1st). The marriage bill, which is an adoption of Denmark’s matrimonial laws, was passed unanimously by both the Greenlandic Parliament and Danish Parliament. The two-year long journey from the first marriage bill’s submission to marriage equality in Greenland began back in 2014 when the same-sex marriage bill …

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GREENLAND: Same-Sex Marriage Begins April 1st

The Perchy Bird reports: Following unanimous approval in both the Greenlandic and Danish Parliaments, the same-sex marriage and adoption bill was given the ceremonial Royal Assent on Wednesday. The island’s new Civil Code will become gender-neutral and couples will begin marrying the day the law comes into force on April 1st. Greenland’s Bishop had been looking forward to couples being …

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DENMARK: Political Gadfly Runs For Prime Minister With Nude Campaign Poster

Via the Local Denmark: John Erik Wagner wants voters to know two things: 1) he is running for prime minister and 2) he is proud of his penis. He doesn’t stand a chance of winning, but say this for John Erik Wagner: the man’s got balls. Although to be fair, they aren’t on full display along with his penis in …

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Greenland Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Google Translate has a bit of difficulty with Danish, but our resident international expert, JMG reader Luis, advises us that Greenland’s Parliament has just voted unanimously to adopt Danish laws legalizing same-sex marriage and gay adoption. Greenland is an autonomous country within the kingdom of Denmark and is not a member of the United Nations. More than three times the …

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Kadie Elder – First Time He Kissed A Boy

This wonderful track from Danish pop trio Kadie Elder first hit YouTube back in October but has popped up in my social media feeds several times in the last few days. The song and its clip are far too good not to post even though it’s “old” by blogging standards. There’s a definite 80s feel here, but I can’t put …

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Denmark: We Own the North Pole

Via the BBC: Denmark has presented a claim to the UN, arguing that the area surrounding the North Pole is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory. Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said it was a “historic and important milestone” for Denmark. Canada and Russia have already asserted their own sovereignty over the energy-rich Arctic territory. Arctic …

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An American Pastor In Scandinavia

Via Addicting Info: Pastor Marty McLain, who describes his religious belief as deriving from a literal interpretation of the Bible, was given the opportunity to see how secular Scandinavia is by a documentary series called The Norden. The concept is simple: find narrow-minded Americans and throw them into countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark and watch them have panic attacks. …

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25 Years Ago Today In Denmark

#01_October on 1989 Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”. — This Day In History (@Wiki_History) October 1, 2014 Photo by Rex Wockner. UPDATE: There’s a great write-up on Wilson Quarterly. It begins: On October 1st 1989, An event unlike any before in history took place at the Copenhagen town hall in Denmark. That …

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COPENHAGEN: Austria’s Conchita Wurst Advances To Eurovision Final Round

Despite boycott campaigns and anti-gay petitions out of Russia and Belarus, Austrian gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst tonight advanced to the Eurovision finals in Copenhagen. With the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest over, the line up for Saturday’s Grand Finale is now certain, and will include Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, who has faced a transphobic backlash from some conservative …

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Eurovision 2014 Begins Tonight

The first Eurovision semi-finals take place tonight in Copenhagen and Austria is promoting gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst with the above props. Ten of tonight’s 16 nations will advance to the finals. Wurst will compete in the second semi-final round on Thursday, but tonight all eyes will be on the rivalry between Russia and Ukraine. The Eurovision song contest insists it …

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DENMARK: Copenhagen To Celebrate Eurovision By Marrying Russian Gays

The Eurovision finals take place in Copenhagen next month and city officials will stick a finger in Putin’s eye by marrying several Russian gay couples before the visiting international press. “We have already scheduled 20-30 couples in our calendar -both Danish and foreigners. On the first of the three days, we start with three Russian gay marriages,” office manager Flemming …

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Danes Protest Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

Danish LGBT activists and allies protested outside the Ugandan embassy in the Copenhagen suburb of Hellerup this weekend: Hundreds of protesters marched together to the front of the Ugandan embassy to protest against the anti-gay legislation in Uganda after the Ugandan president signed The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act also known as the “Kill the gays bill.” The Ugandan woman Nakiganda Hasifah …

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DENMARK: 10,000 March In Copenhagen In Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

Via the Copenhagen Post: Ten thousand people got an early start on Copenhagen Pride festivities on Tuesday with a demonstration against Russia’s recently passed anti-gay law. Protestors taking part in the ‘To Russia with Love’ demonstration gathered in front of Christiansborg, the house of parliament, and then proceeded to march to the Russian Embassy, where they submitted signatures of people …

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Updated Global Marriage Map

After last week’s first gay wedding in France, the Agency France-Presse posted the above map.

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Denmark Wins Eurovision 2013

Denmark won tonight’s Eurovision 2013 finals in Malmo, Sweden. The top ten is above, the full list of where each nation finished is here. Emmelie de Forest had been the overwhelming favourite among the 26 entries, with her song Only Teardrops. The UK’s Bonnie Tyler came 19th, an improvement on last year when Engelbert Humperdinck came second from bottom. There …

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AIDS Group Slams Danish “Cure” Report

Treatment Action Group has a lot of problems with yesterday’s story about a possible HIV cure presently under research in Denmark. Sadly, it seems that one of the authors of the Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics review, Dr. Ole Søgaard, has rather shot himself in the foot by contributing to a wildly irresponsible article in the UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph …

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DENMARK: Possible HIV Cure Soon?

Danish researchers say they are on the brink of curing HIV via a treatment that seeks out the elusive reservoirs of the virus unreachable by traditional anti-retroviral medications.  Via Britain’s Telegraph: Danish scientists are expecting results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible.” They are conducting clinical trials to test a “novel strategy” …

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Marriage Equality Nations

(Via JMG reader Thomas)

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