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August 4, 2012

We speak to the openly gay Danish sports and culture minister on gay competitors in the games, encouraging LGBT sports, marriage and his informal style

Informal but informed Danish Minister of Culture and Sport, Uffe Elbæk is jeans-wearing, openly gay and utterly un-stuffy.

Right now he’s heading to the Olympics to enjoy a week of events, including, of course, cheering on his Danish competitors. And on Sunday he will be visiting Pride House in Limehouse, East London – a venue to highlight LGBT sports during the games.

May 16, 2012

Former Danish minister uses the example of Iberian 'killer snails' to argue against gay marriage

A Danish politician has compared gay marriage to 'killer snails' during a hearing on same-sex unions on Monday (14 May).

'Apart from the killer snail and a few other species, the world consists of males and females, and that is why the world still exists,' said Birthe Rønn Hornbech.

Danish minister of culture, Uffe Elbæk, posted the quote on his Facebook page and, in disbelief, urged people to read the bizarre remark 'one more time'.

Elbæk's Facebook followers were equally dumbfounded by Hornbech's views.