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VICE Guide to Copenhagen - Vesterbro

We visit Warehouse9 in Vesterbro’s meatpacking district where queer activists are building a safe space and arts venue for the LGBTQI community.
October 9, 2018, 7:23am

At Warehouse9, in Vesterbro’s meatpacking district, queer activists are building a safe space and arts venue for the LGBTQI community. With Copenhagen Pride growing into a large-scale event supported by big business and mainstream society, Warehouse9 is reclaiming the fight and creating a space where they set the rules themselves. We follow Warehouse9 founder Jørgen Callesen – also known as Fish – who has been part of the queer scene in Copenhagen for 30 years. Fish explains how Vesterbro has transformed from a seedy red-light district into a cleancut haven for trendy restaurants and young parents, and why it is important to build a strong community that challenges social control.

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