The World OutGames 2009 in Copenhagen mounted two major events: sports competitions and a human rights conference. (See OutGames sports photo gallery.) The human rights conference drew several hundred activists, diplomats, United Nations officials, legal experts, political leaders, journalists, filmmakers and artists for three days of plenary sessions and workshops covering more than one hundred topics.

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The famous 'Little Mermaid' statue in Copenhagen's harbor.
The famous 'Little Mermaid' statue in Copenhagen's harbor....
Picturesque harbor-side shops and houses in the traditional style.
Picturesque harbor-side shops and houses in the traditional ...
Poster in central Copenhagen for the week of the OutGames
Poster in central Copenhagen for the week of the OutGames an...
Freedom to Love was the anthem for the OutGames. It
Freedom to Love was the anthem for the OutGames. It was pref...
Program for the OutGames Conference; it contained a hundred pages
Program for the OutGames Conference; it contained a hundred ...
The Copenhagen catalogue of Good Practices is a series of
The Copenhagen catalogue of Good Practices is a series of go...
The venue for the conference was the Danish Radio (DR)
The venue for the conference was the Danish Radio (DR) headq...
Interior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters.
Interior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters....
Exterior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters.
Exterior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters....
Exterior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters.
Exterior of the Danish Radio (DR) headquarters....
Registering for the conference.
Registering for the conference....
Plenary sessions were held in the main auditorium of DR.
Plenary sessions were held in the main auditorium of DR. Co...
The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard welcoming conference attendees.
The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard welcoming conf...
Executive Director of the conference Uffe Elbaek speaking.
Executive Director of the conference Uffe Elbaek speaking....
Svend Robinson introducing Axel Axgil the 95 years-old activist  who
Svend Robinson introducing Axel Axgil the 95 years-old activ...
Axel Axgil the 95 years-old activist who started the gay
Axel Axgil the 95 years-old activist who started the gay rig...
Keynote speaker American activist Virginia Apuzzo.
Keynote speaker American activist Virginia Apuzzo....
Keynote speaker John Amaechi.
Keynote speaker John Amaechi....
Sunil Pant of Nepal giving keynote speech.
Sunil Pant of Nepal giving keynote speech....
Georgina Beyer of New Zealand speaking.
Georgina Beyer of New Zealand speaking....
Rashi Moumneh of Human Rights Watch gave an important talk.
Rashi Moumneh of Human Rights Watch gave an important talk....
Michelle Douglas of Canada described her military dismissal.
Michelle Douglas of Canada described her military dismissal....
Rudy Christian Humerez Aguina of Bolivia talking about Fundacion Diversos
Rudy Christian Humerez Aguina of Bolivia talking about Funda...
Interior of a meeting hall in Danish Radio headquarters: famous
Interior of a meeting hall in Danish Radio headquarters: fam...
Interior of a meeting hall in Danish Radio headquarters: King
Interior of a meeting hall in Danish Radio headquarters: Kin...
Many brochures were offered at the conference.
Many brochures were offered at the conference....
Many brochures were offered at the conference.
Many brochures were offered at the conference....
Workshop on African LGBT activism and health care.
Workshop on African LGBT activism and health care....
Steven Jensen was the author of the Copenhagen Good Practices
Steven Jensen was the author of the Copenhagen Good Practice...
Activist from Malawi.
Activist from Malawi....
Activists from Uganda.
Activists from Uganda....
Ugandan activists Nkoyooyo Brian and Victor Juliet Mukasa.
Ugandan activists Nkoyooyo Brian and Victor Juliet Mukasa....
Marcela Sanchez Buitrago Columbia.
Marcela Sanchez Buitrago Columbia....
All speeches were also in sign language.
All speeches were also in sign language....
Bin Xu of China, director of Common Language.
Bin Xu of China, director of Common Language....
Workshop on Human Rights in Cuba.
Workshop on Human Rights in Cuba....
Marciela Castro Espin of Cuba (President Castro’s daughter).
Marciela Castro Espin of Cuba (President Castro’s daug...
Documentary film shown at Cuban workshop made by CENESEX.
Documentary film shown at Cuban workshop made by CENESEX....
Conference lobby at Danish Radio headquarters (DR).
Conference lobby at Danish Radio headquarters (DR)....
Attendees gathered between conference sessions.
Attendees gathered between conference sessions....
Interior of the conference hall at Danish Radio (DR).
Interior of the conference hall at Danish Radio (DR)....
Gay chorus from Manchester, UK.
Gay chorus from Manchester, UK....
Paula Ettlebrick of USA, former director of IGLHRC.
Paula Ettlebrick of USA, former director of IGLHRC....
Paula Ettlebrick of USA chairing a plenary session.
Paula Ettlebrick of USA chairing a plenary session....
Plenary speakers Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden), Marcia Kran (United Nations),  Fikile
Plenary speakers Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden), Marcia Kran (Un...
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights....
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights....
Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden).
Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden)....
Fikile Vilakazi (South Africa).
Fikile Vilakazi (South Africa)....
Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand).
Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand)....
Mexican flutist.
Mexican flutist....
Mexican flutist.
Mexican flutist....
Rebecca Sevilla, co-chair of the conference.
Rebecca Sevilla, co-chair of the conference....
Closing plenary session thanking Rebecca Sevilla.
Closing plenary session thanking Rebecca Sevilla....
Michael Stengsard, conference manager.
Michael Stengsard, conference manager....
Closing session thanking everyone.
Closing session thanking everyone....
Closing session: Svend Robinson thanking Rebecca Sevilla and Michael
Closing session: Svend Robinson thanking Rebecca Sevilla and...
Closing session: leaders and volunteers.
Closing session: leaders and volunteers....
Closing session: leaders and volunteers.
Closing session: leaders and volunteers....
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by Jeff
Photo exhibit at conference titled ‘Fearless’ by...
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Copenhagen:  “Love
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Cop...
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Copenhagen.
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Cop...
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Copenhagen: (The Kiss
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Cop...
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Copenhagen: (The Kiss
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Cop...
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Copenhagen: (History of
Human Rights exhibit by Amnesty International in central Cop...