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THURSDAY 16/8

HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM 14:00 - 14:45 INTERSEX CHILDREN GROW UP AS INTERSEX ADULTS – AND THEN WHAT?

I May 2017, Amnesty International published the report “First Do No Harm – Securing the rights of children with variations in gender characteristica in Denmark and Germany”. The report covered the violations of human rights that intersex children are subjected to in Denmark and Germany. However, intersex children grow up to become intersex youths and adults, and this is where we’ll focus. The debate will be based on several of the topics and challenges that an intersex youth and adult risks facing. How does it feel as a young intersex person, when none of the things taught in biology and sexual education match the workings of your own body? When your body is in the middle, where should you change and shower, and which sports team do you belong to? How do you handle discrimination? And what about love and the sex life? Language: Danish. Venue: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square

14:00 - 14:45 MISREPRESENTATION!

About being a minority inside a minority. Conversation between Ahmad Mahmoud, the author of “Black Land”, and Mikael Aktor from Intact Denmark about standing in the crossfire between minority rights, LGBT rights and children’s rights and experiencing that religious organisations monopolise the right to define what it means to be, respectively, a Muslim and a Jew without respecting internal criticism. Language: Danish. Venue: Brasserie Royal on the Rainbow Square

14:00 - 14:45 BEING LGBTIQ+ IN TUNISIA

Islem Mejri, activist and counsellor in Mawjoudin - We Exist - one of Tunisia’s first LGBTIQ+ organisations, and Abir Boukornine, cofounder of the organisation and project manager in LGBT Denmark will talk about the situation of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Tunisia after the Arab spring as well as the reality of queer activism in a country where being LGBTIQ+ is illegal. Language: English. Venue: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall

15:00 - 15:45 GLOBAL WINS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LGBT+ RIGHTS

In over 70 countries, it is illegal to be LGBT+. Even so, we see huge progress in many places thanks to a strong civic society fighting a tireless struggle. In this debate, we zoom in on the methods used by these civic societies. What works in different places around the world? And how is that progress felt by the LGBT+ persons that it’s all about? Language: English. Venue: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square

15:00 - 15:45 HUMAN RIGHTS AS A TOOL

When there is a difference in access to services. When your family life is challenged by states having different views of family structures. When you cannot just host events. These are all situations, where it might be necessary to bring in help from higher-level court structures. The LGBT area has frequently been grounds for human rights instruments. LGBT Danmark and the Danish Institute for Human Rights review specific cases and consider, how these have been handled: Where have human rights been effective, and where have there been challenges? Human rights are constantly developing, and the LGBT area is one of the areas to have been anchored the latest. It is important that we continue to develop them, and that we put them into use, whenever we have to solve specific problems and develop policies. Language: Danish. Venue: Brasserie Royal on the Rainbow Square

15:00 - 15:45 QUEER REPRESENTATION IN DANISH LITERATURE

In the past few years, several Danish authors have created novels with strong queer representation. At this year’s Pride we want to honour some of the authors, who have brought modern literature far more nuances about homosexuals, bisexuals and fluid sexuality into the book universe. We therefore invite you to a talk about the thoughts of

selected authors in terms of sexual representation in their work(s), and what value they see being brought to Danish literature by a broader spectre of representation. Language: Danish. Venue: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall

16:00 - 16:45 LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE!

The rainbow has many nuances, but is the scene broad and inclusive enough to make room for all types of experience? Is the LGBT scene blind to those spots, where we ourselves help recreate suppressive structures, discrimination and racism? Can we even acknowledge that even in the LGBT scene, there are racist structures; and if so, how do those look? In this debate, Sabaah charges into the difficult conversation, looks inwards and urges constructive solutions. Language: Danish. Venue: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square

16:00 - 16:45 RAINBOW FAMILIES AND SURROGATES

A political panel debate about equality within family formation, with a particular focus on rainbow families formed through the use of surrogacy. There is still differential treatment of especially homosexuals and trans persons, when it comes to forming families, which is why more and more use surrogates in Denmark and abroad. Is surrogacy exploitation of the women? Or is the exact opposite, when a woman actively chooses to give others the greatest gift? Is it even a right to have children? We can expect fierce debate about an important topic. Language: Danish. Venue: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall

16:45 - 17:00 BRUSH-UP

What are gender and norms? What are sexuality and sexual orientation? Who are covered by the abbreviation LGBTQIA+? Come and learn more about LGBTQIA+, gender, norms and sexuality, or have your knowledge refreshed in a quick and accessible format. Language: Danish. Venue: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square

17:00 - 17:45 INCLUSIVITY OR INSTITUTIONALISED DISCRIMINATION?

Are priests allowed to denying marrying same-sex couples? In section 7 (a) of the Danish Act on Membership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, Church Services and Parish Changes, permission is given to priests in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark to abstains from marrying and blessing same-sex couples. Is this a symbol of the Church’ alleged inclusivity, or is it in fact institutionalised discrimination? Participants: Thomas Høg Nørager (parish priest in Stefanskirken), Henrik Højlund (parish priest in Kingoskirken) and Peder Holk Svendsen (chairperson, LGBT Denmark). Language: Danish. Venue: Debate Tent on the Rainbow Square

17:00 - 17:45 STIGMAS IN THE RAINBOW SCENE: WHAT ABOUT US?!

The rainbow scene has for decades prided itself on being at the forefront of the battle against stigmatisation, hate and narrow social norms. But what is the score, if we turn to look inwards? To what degree are minorities within the minority stigmatised by the LGBT+ scene itself? We know that stigma and self-hate are vital challenges, when it comes to preventing e.g. HIV, and for that reason the struggle for inclusion is important. At this debate, we will hear from people experiencing marginalisation within the scene, and then the speaker’s floor passes to the audience. Together we will examine, how we can each take (more) responsibility for widening the fight for inclusion to ourselves and our circle. Debate arranged by AIDS-Fondet, LGBT Danmark, Sabaah and Copenhagen Pride. Language: Danish. Venue: Hovedkassen, Copenhagen City Hall

17:00 - 18:30 BODY AND BEAUTY IDEALS

Which ideals exists for our bodies, and where do those ideals come from? Is there such a thing as objectively beautiful people? And why is it even

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Copenhagen Pride Week 2018 / English  

Copenhagen Pride Week goes down from August 14. - 19. and this is the full program which includes free concerts, debates, workshops, seminar...

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