Latest update September 2014 - All about Tranny Life in Copenhagen told to you by Rebecca Holm - the GoGirl  


My name is Rebecca and I’m living in Copenhagen. I’m an easy-going tranny; love my life as male/female and visa versa. Quite an inbetweeny! It brings me so much pleasure and gives me the opportunity to express my whole personality.
Being a tranny is a most wonderful and positive part of my life. Crossdressing since my teens I worked as a showgirl and male/female DJ in gay discos during the disco era. Today, being confident with my role(s) in life, my aim is to be a trendily dressed streetgirl.
From 1997-2001 I were the editor of the Danish tranny magazine TiDs, and in 2002 I became part of the editorial team on the Scandinavian tranny magazine Attitude. I’ve written A Personal Report on Copenhagen for Tranny Guide since 1999 and been editor on the danish transgender forum TransPortalen for four years. During MIX•Copenhagen LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival 2012 I were invited to introduce the movie "The Queen" in Cinemateket, which were a great experience, and I'll continue looking around finding new and interesting aspects to explore within the tranny world.

 

Welcome to Wonderful Tranny Copenhagen

Planning to visit a town for the first time brings up a lot of questions. Where to stay, where to go, what to do and what to see? Here you'll find a string of links which informs you of my city being a tourist in Copenhagen for the first time around. 

Copenhagen Gay Life Here is your guide to gay and lesbian tourism in Copenhagen

Gay Copenhagen Guide CGLcc and Out and About provides gay travel information for Copenhagen

Copenhagen Portal Introduction to Copenhagen with an all round portrait of the capital

Homotropolis Online magazine sets focus on the LGBT-scene in Copenhagen

Out and About Out & About magazine sets focus on the LGBT- scene in Copenhagen

Web Traveller The Gay Web Traveller Guide on Copenhagen

Wonderful Copenhagen The official tourism site offers an introduction to Gay Copenhagen

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Tranny Life in Copenhagen

Looking back the world is changing - talking tolerance even to the better
In general Denmark has a very relaxed attitude towards gay people and trannies, and especially younger trannies go everywhere to have fun with their friends. 
The strong gay community has made a tremendous public relations job for the past 25 years or so. In 1989 Denmark was the first country to legalise gay weddings, and you’ll find the Danish society much more tolerant than many other countries around the world. 
The TV-organisations should always be a safe place for insecure trannies to go, and will be needed as long as new-born trannies have problems finding their way, and needs the support from other more experienced sisters. However attitudes have changed rapidly over the last twenty years, and being a tranny in Denmark shouldn’t be a problem to anyone today. Fortunately it seems like the young generation of trannies quickly realize the much wider opportunities to express themselves, not only in the club venue, but in public as well.

Of course we have to maintain pressure politically and publicly - and we are.
In the last couple of years trannies have appeared to be the ‘Darlings of the Press’ in Denmark. Although having experienced tremendous interest from every media, we're well aware that focus might chance we really try to capitalise on the current situation. We have taken the opportunity to spread general awareness, but what might be more important, we actively try to increase our influence in a more political way.

My ‘happy-go-lucky’ and socialising soul require some uplifting activities from time to time
This is why we in 98 established a tranny night out named Butterfly Club at
Never Mind, a most friendly and relaxed gay bar with a small dancefloor, occasionally presenting dragshow, stand-up and live jazz music. The Butterfly Club inspired by enthusiastic trannies returning from London telling about the WayOut Club. Being run on private initiative it were a much smaller venue of course, like a tiny waterhole in the big city, and the party went on for nearly 9 years with regular meetings every month. But new places seems to open and close like a glimse nowadays. Butterfly Club had it's fair share of popularity; but like a butterfly it folded the wings in 2007. It was great fun while it lasted, and Never Mind is still a nice and cosy place to go for the partying trannies.

Exciting events happens if you go for it
During June 2002 five more trannies and I were photographed for Bianco Footwear's new campaign hitting the streets in August 2002. The advert said "He didn't know about our MEN’S COLLECTION" and the pictures in the catalogue show six pretty, good-looking trannies on six different and very personal pictures. This specific catalogue reached cult status in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the Bianco shops are situated. Especially young people, boys and girls, were extremely positive about our participation in this campaign. The company, too, were so excited about the result that they hired us to do a fashion show, too. The Original Bianco Girls went to Aarhus in Jutland to do the catwalk on the opening night on a new mediacafé/nightclub - and that too was well received. A string of fashion shows followed during autumn 2002 and by now we're known in the tranny community as 'the Catwalk Queens’. It were the first time trannies had been part of a highly professional campaign for a fashion company in Scandinavia, and I'm really excited about the positive cooperation we’ve had with the Bianco crew, the extremely talented photographer Casper Sejersen and the wonderful make-up artist Dennis Knudsen. Everybody acted so professional and serious about transvestism in dealing with trannies during the whole campaign. Full salary for modelling, hotel booking and travel cost - everything was being paid for. A professional choreograph, stylist and make-up artist at hand made the best out of our performance. You might check out Bianco Footwear
to have a look on their latest collection.


Enough said! Ok, here we go. What to do and where to go in Copenhagen?
If you’ve read my former articles in Tranny Guide you might already know about my personal favourite places to go: Never Mind (nice little dance/bar) and Café Intime (wonderful old-fashioned piano bar). 
Living in Copenhagen most of my life I know the city truly well and I’ve tried and tested most places mentioned in my list below, and gathered lots of further information with great help from my tranny friends.  
I’ll concentrate my efforts supplying you with a new and updated list of addresses and contacts - including an introduction to the most popular spots in town. You’ll find it easy buying ladies’ clothes, lingerie and make-up in Copenhagen, as most places are very friendly to trannies. Denmark has a very relaxed attitude towards trannies and I’m looking forward to meeting new sisters from all over the world here in Wonderful Copenhagen, the coolest town in the world (2008) and the most liveable city (2013) both according to Monocle Magazine
 
My personal list below will bring you more specific informations on Tranny Copenhagen. I really do hope that my informations would ease your way, making your visit in Tranny Copenhagen as pleasant as possible. 
Love from Rebecca – the Gogirl 

 

 

Bars, Restaurants & Nightclubbing

All dressed up for a wonderful candlelight dinner on a nice restaurant, dancing or meeting new friends at a cosy little bar is a big part of enjoying the life of a woman. This list includes the most frequented and popular bars, restaurants and discotheques amongst trannies in Copenhagen right now.

Alléenberg   Allégade 4
Old-fashioned bar with a very mixed clientele giving this place a most joyous atmosphere. Very crowded late night. Trannies most welcome, and we’re always having a good night out at Alléenberg

Amigo Bar  Schønbergsgade 4
Gay/mixed crowd. Several sisters have made their way singing karaoke late night in front of an audience. Very crowded late night, but not shy you’ll have a ball at Amigo Bar.

Can Can   Mikkel Bryggers Gade 11
Popular gay bar. Nice, friendly atmosphere. A perfect place for quiet conversations. Trannies are most welcome. 

Centralhjørnet   Kattesundet 18
Might be the oldest gay bar in the world, but has a most joyous atmosphere. If not shy you’ll meet new friends immediately! Trannies are warmly welcome at Centralhjørnet.

Cosy Bar   Studiestræde 24
One of the most popular late night gay bar with a small dance floor. Live DJ’s and drag show during weekend. Cosy Bar has been one of the most popular ‘waterholes’ in the gay community for decades, and trannies and drags have always been a big part of the game. Want a good night out try Cosy Bar. Check out their web site for further information’s.  

Intime   Allégade 25
Old-fashioned gay/mixed piano bar situated vis-à-vis the spot where TiD had their regular meetings through decades. We often drop by and are a most welcome part of the crowd. The new ownership on Café Intime keeps up the tradition having live music during the evening. Fellow musicians or even guests are often invited to join the sessions. If you have a good jazz feeling you might be the next guest star on Café Intime.

Jailhouse Copenhagen   Studiestræde 12
We always seems to chose a new favorite place, and right now Jailhouse is the place for a nice and relaxed evening in town. Jailhouse has become the most popular
gay bar, café & restaurant for trannies to go. If you want a good night out you could start in the bar downstairs, before joining a lovely dinner with friends in the restaurant upstairs. The food it more than excellent, prices are reasonable, and trannies most welcome. Check out their web site for further information’s.  

Masken Bar & Café   Studiestræde 33   
Popular gay/lesbian bar & café. Nice, friendly atmosphere. A perfect place for quiet conversations, meeting new and old friends. Trannies are most welcome. 

Never Mind   Nørre Voldgade 2
A most friendly, relaxed gay bar with a small dance floor, drag show, stand-up and live jazz music. Trannies and friends met here in Butterfly Club for nearly a decade, and Never Mind are still a nice place to go.

Oscar Bar & Café   Rådhuspladsen 77
Popular gay bar, café & restaurant in town. Nice, friendly atmosphere, and trannies are most welcome. Gay/mixed crowd. Very busy during evening and weekend.

Tight   Hyskenstræde 10
Tight is a new combined restaurant, café and cocktail bar. Tight attracks a mixed crowd and the atmosphere is relaxed.
Check it out on the website.

 

Beauty & Makeup

Maybe you want to try a new colour in lipstick or a sexy new perfume. Then you’ll be happy to know that it is very easy buying makeup in Copenhagen, as most makeup shops are utmost friendly to trannies. My personal choice is Matas who do run shops all over Copenhagen.
If you’re looking for specialist shops for makeup or a full makeup service you’ll find our favourites here.

Teaterhjørnet   Vesterbrogade 175
Full range of Theatrical Makeup. Many trannies and drags amongst costumers in mix with actors and professional make-up artists. Nice, friendly staff (they’ve seen it all!)

Twoface   Sankt Peder Stræde 35
Interesting new Make-up Store with full range of Theatrical Makeup, and specialists in Special Effects.
Trannies most velcome.

Visage   Frederiksberg Allé 35
Ordinary Beauty Salon recommended by fellow tranny sisters.

 

Blue Movies & Sex Clubs

If you’re a little on the wild side try out these places. Nice, friendly and sexy atmosphere with bar, small cinemas, cruising space and private cabins. Mixed gay/bisexual/transgender clientele. Anything goes, and trannies are most attracted. Just remember this is the real thing and you’re the one to set the rules!

Body Bio Kingosgade 7       

XX Dark Godsbanegade 20

 

Fetish Fashion & Sex Shops  

As fetish fashion has become more and more accepted in the society these days you’ll find a lot of shops dealing with fetish fashion. These shops are some of the most popular amongst trannies into the fetish scene.

Femme Fatale   Studiestræde 18 
Trannyfriendly shop where you'll find Girdles, Corsets, Petticoats, Gloves and pure nylon stockings and other high quality brands like Axfords, Vollers, Gio, Wolford, Cette, Falke and Vivendy. 

Paradiss   Gammel Kongevej 95
You’ll find this big and fashionable fetish shop placed on one of the busiest shopping streets in town. Fetish clothes, sexy lingerie and adult toys. Friendly atmosphere. Trannies welcome.

 

Hotels

It’s strictly business to run a hotel and I’ve never heard about any hotel in Copenhagen that wouldn’t welcome you as a tranny as long as you behave properly and pay your bill. On the other hand we love to choose our own favourites, and this list includes the most visited hotels by trannies staying in Copenhagen.

Amagerhus Bed & Breakfast   Skovmarken 4A
Amagerhus is situated in a nice and quiet neighbourhood very close to Amager Beach. The new Metroline, just around the corner, is running every 5 minutes during daytime and every 15 minutes in the nighttime.

Absalon Hotel  Helgolandsgade 15
Situated in the heart of Copenhagen next to Town Hall Square/Pedestrian Street and Tivoli.

Avenue Hotel   Åboulevard 29
This hotel is a legend among Swedish and Norwegian trannies staying in Copenhagen. Nice rooms and nice prices. In walking distance Town Hall Square/Pedestrian Street, Tivoli and all the interesting places mentioned in this list.

Carstens Guest House   Christians Brygge 28
The guest house is situated in a top floor penthouse apartment - only 5-10 min. walk away from the Central Station, all tourist sights, shopping and nightlife. Trannies most welcome.

CphLiving   Langebrogade 1C
CphLiving is a gay-friendly hotel, situated a 10-15 minutes walk from the gay scene. A different and visionary hotel that offers its guests a unique stay in Copenhagen.

Ibsens Hotel   Vendersgade 23
Nice and friendly all woman run hotel in quiet area. Central situated. Nice rooms and nice prices. In walking distance to Never Mind. Very popular hotel for trannies to stay visiting Copenhagen.

Jørgensen Hotel   Rømersgade 11
Nice and friendly low-budget hotel in quiet area. Central situated. In walking distance Town Hall Square/Pedestrian Street, Tivoli and all the interesting places mentioned in this list. Popular with trannies who rather spend their money on shopping and clubbing than hotel bills in Copenhagen.

Hotel Windsor   Frederiksborggade 30
Hotel Windsor is Copenhagens oldest Gayhotel.
In walking distance Town Hall Square/Pedestrian Street, Tivoli and all the interesting places mentioned in this list.

Omena Hotels   Colbjørnsensgade 5-11
Omena Hotels provides value-for-money accommodation right in the heart of the city. Prices starts at 65 Euro.

RentMyHome   You can enjoy the pricacy and comport of living like a local instead of staying in a expencive and small hotel room. The apartments and guestrooms are located in the popular areas of Nørrebro and Vesterbro. Prices starts at 50 Euro.

Wakeup Copenhagen   Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11
Wakeup Copenhagen is located in the heart of Copenhagen within walking distance of the Tivoli Gardens, Town Hall Square, the pedestrian shopping streets and the waterfront. A cool, modern, budget hotel in central Copenhagen. Prices starts at 450 DKK.

Lingerie

If you’re looking out for beautiful lingerie and stockings you’ll be happy to know that it is very easy shopping in Copenhagen, as most shops are utmost friendly to trannies. This list brings you some of our favourite shops in town.

Femme Fatale   Studiestræde 18 
Trannyfriendly shop where you'll find Girdles, Corsets, Petticoats, Gloves and pure nylon stockings and other high quality brands like Axfords, Vollers, Gio, Wolford, Cette, Falke and Vivendy. 

 

Organisations & Information's

Visiting a new town for the first time it’s a great help to know where to go and ask for further information’s about the gay and tranny scene. Here you’ll find the answer on most questions wanting to join the game in Copenhagen, now including the most popular datingsites and online communities amongs danish trannies.

Blus   Købmagergade 52
Blus is an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer students, and serves as a social platform for LGBTQ students in and around Copenhagen. Based in the Student House every Tuesday evening.

Boyfriend
O
nline community for homo-, bi- and transseksuals. You'll find many tranny-profiles here.

Bøssehuset   Refshalevej 2
The place for queer theatre, drag show, cabaret, music and other events around the gay and tranny scene.

Copenhagen Gay Life
Your introduction to Gay Copenhagen. A guide for gay and lesbian tourists in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Burlesque
Copenhagen Burlesque is a playful performing arts and costume party – a magnificent playground of the outlandish and bizarre

Copenhagen Pride
Copenhagen Pride august 2014
Copenhagen Pride shall help to create equality for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals in Denmark. We create visibility through our annual festival where we visibility for the LGBT community through a week of festive and cultural spots, where we welcome all sexualities, genders, ages, ethnicities and religions welcome.

Gay Guide
Gay Guide is run by LGBT, the Danish National Association for Gays & Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders. Check out their homepage for information’s about what’s going on in the gay world and the tranny scene right now.

LGBT Danmark
Danish National Association for Gays & Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders.

Manifest Fetish Club
Manifest are a club for fetishists, but members come from many different sexual subcultures; voyeurs and exhibitionists, swingers, BDSM players, drag queens and kings, transvestites and transsexuals, goths, gays, lesbians and bisexuals.

SMIL
S&M organisation located on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Membership/guests welcome. Having their own accommodation they’ll arrange meetings during the week and different kind of weekend parties. Trannies into fetish and S&M welcome. Check their Websites or call for information.

TID
Organisation for transvestites / transgender people in Denmark. TiD cover all of Denmark and arrange social gatherings in Vejle, Aarhus and Copenhagen twice a month. Further details on the website.

T-gruppen
Social community for danish transvetites, transsexuals, transgender, pre-ups or however you define yourself.

T-Lounge Society
The friendly society for T-people in Denmark. Warehouse 9 have a monthly event, T-Lounge.

 

Shoes

If you’re lucky too fit less than size 42 (Euro) you might have all the opportunity in the world to buy a lovely pair of shoes. But needing bigger size it’s a problem wherever you are to get a nice shoe in the right size. I’ve made this list to ease your way.

Giant Shoes    Søborg Hovedgade 69
Giant Shoes have a vide range of bigsize fashion-shoes from size 41-46

Pehrsson Sko   Vesterbrogade 31
Besides having a full range of fashion shoes up to size 41-42 (Euro) and a small selection up to 44-45 (Euro) the shop deals with high-heeled stilettos up to size 45 (or more).  

 

Wigs

Unfortunately wigs are pretty expensive in Denmark, especially compared to prices in France and US. Anyway we do have a string of helpful wig suppliers in town, and these shops are the most sought by trannies. Please make an appointment for better time and service.

House of Waldorf   Dalgas Boulevard 59
Full range of wigs. You'll find the staff most helpful and confident with trannies.

Frida Davidsens Eftf.  Nørre Farimagsgade 17
Full range of wigs, You’ll find Elisabeth most helpful and confident with trannies. 

Parykcentret  Sankt Jacobs Plads 6
Full range of wigs, and my absolute favourite amid wig suppliers.You’ll find Mette and Vivi most helpful and confident with trannies.