COPENHAGEN, DK — (08-18-21) — Denmark’s World Pride Celebration kicked off on August 12 and is set to last through August 22, 2021. Denmark continues to be a pioneer when it comes to LGBTIQ equality and civil rights.

In fact Denmark was the first country on the planet to recognize same-sex unions in 1989. They were also among the first to introduce explicit protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Not to mention allow legal gender recognition without third party interventions.

Denmark has a lot to celebrate when it comes to LGBTIQ civil rights but there is much work still to be done.

According to OutRight Action International, “LGBTIQ pride is not just about celebration. Pride events are a loud and visible expression of the LGBTIQ community affirming our existence and demanding recognition and protection of our human rights. The protest nature of pride is especially relevant during World Pride because according to OutRight’s recent briefing on prides around the world, only 102 countries hold some form of pride event. This means that almost the same number do not. In too many places pride events can not happen due to active persecution of LGBTIQ people (such as in Egypt or Indonesia and others), due to restrictive legislation (such as in Russia and Uganda), or due to continuing criminalisation of same-sex relations (such as in Kenya and Nigeria).”

Review more from the study by visiting OutRight Action International.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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