The sun and the high temperatures have come back to Copenhagen just on time for Pride weekend!!
This year's Pride's Grand Opening ceremony, which happened yesterday, welcomed the athletes for the Pan Games 2014 and included a 'Meat and Greet' programme for everyone to join, meet, eat and drink with a large stage with music, stand up comedians and dancing.
Pride will be celebrated for the rest of the week with the Parade and various parties this Saturday 30th August 2014 throughout the city but mainly around Pride Square in front of the Town Hall.
Lars Henriksen, head of Copenhagen Pride giving a speech (below).
The Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, also gave a speech of acceptance, inviting everyone to participate and celebrate. She also mentioned how advanced Denmark is on gay rights.
Find her speech in English here.