LGBTQ+: Malmö

by Benjamin Kerns

Dec 17, 2018

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Trends / LGBTQ

Malmö is the third-largest city in Sweden and has a reputation for being one of the most open and accepting in Europe. This little melting pot of a town is home to people from all over the world and boasts an LGBTQ+-friendly atmosphere that locals and visitors love.


Unlike many larger cities, Malmö doesn’t have a gay district where you’re certain to find members of the community mingling throughout the day. Instead, you’ll find little pockets of them all throughout its beautiful streets. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t places for the community to cut loose and have some fun.

Wonk is arguably the city’s most popular LGBTQ+ bar. It features three dance floors and three bars, boasting the biggest party in Malmö on the weekends. There’s also Cabaret Moulin, a slightly more laidback joint with the city’s greatest drag performances. While the city also hosts its own annual Pride event, it’s notable there are currently plans in place for Malmö to host the world’s largest event in partnership with nearby Copenhagen beginning in 2021.


A wealth of parks, museums and outdoor art exhibits mean there’s no shortage of fun things to see and do in the city. Malmö might not have the largest LGBTQ+ scene, but it’s still one of the greatest destinations for the community in all of Europe.


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