by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Denmark, the first nation in the world to legalize gay partnerships, in 1989, still has a problem with homophobia.
Eighteen percent of GLBT people in Copenhagen and 8 percent in other parts of the country say they’ve been discriminated against based on their sexual orientation in the past year, according to a report from the Center for Alternative Social Analysis.
GLBT people between ages 16 and 29 reported more problems than older people.
A total of 3,400 homophobic incidents were reported to police in 2008, the study said.
A report in the Politiken newspaper said gay businesses also have been targeted.
Copenhagen’s oldest gay bar, Centralhjornet, had rocks thrown through its windows six times in 2008. Patrons also have been bombed with eggs through the bar’s open door.