GALLERY: Copenhagen Pride Parade

With well over 100,000 people turning out for the annual parade, organisers said it is proof that Copenhagen is "the world's greatest city". See photo highlights of Copenhagen Pride here.

GALLERY: Copenhagen Pride Parade
Photo: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/Scanpix
Dreary weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm at the annual Copenhagen Pride Parade. 
According to organisers, more than 110,000 residents turned out to the view the parade, and more than 21,000 took part in the festive march from Frederiksberg to Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square. 
“When we see that Copenhageners demonstrate their support for diversity, love and the LGBT fight, there can be no doubt that we live in the world’s greatest city. We are incredible thankful for all of the Copenhageners’ warm support of Copenhagen Pride,” said parade chairman Lars Henriksen. 
The parade was the culmination of several days dedicated to the celebration and acceptance of gay rights. 

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Lego celebrates diversity with rainbow-coloured figurines

Danish toy brick maker Lego unveiled a new set of rainbow-coloured figurines on Thursday to celebrate the diversity of its fans and the LGBTQI+ community.

Lego celebrates diversity with rainbow-coloured figurines
Lego's new 'Everyone is Awesome' set. Photo: Handout/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The “Everyone is Awesome” set features 11 monochrome mini figures, each with its own individual hairstyle and rainbow colour.

“I wanted to create a model that symbolises inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love,” set designer Matthew Ashton said in a statement.

He said the fact that he belongs to the LGBTQI+ community had encouraged him to create the new Lego bricks.

“I knew I needed to step up to the plate and make a real statement about love and inclusivity, and generally spread some Lego love to everybody who needs it,” Ashton said.

“Kids are so much more accepting of each other and everybody else’s differences and I think that’s one of the things we can all learn from kids, is just go out there, have fun, be open to everybody and the world would be a much more happier, inclusive and living place,” he added.

The new 346-piece set will go on sale June 1st to coincide with Pride Month, which is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQI+ communities around the world. 

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