Queerty: Denmark’s most famous fairy-tale writer now an international gay mascot?

Will a week-long queer celebration of the life of renowned fairy tale scribe Hans Christian Andersen soon be added to the international gay party roster?

That’s the question now dividing the Danish city of Odense, Andersen’s birthplace, where a member of the country’s parliament has controversially suggested that an annual LGBT festival honor the writer of such children’s classics as “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Little Mermaid.”

Trine Bramsen, the Social Democrat MP who came up with the ideal for a homo-themed Andersen celebration, thinks the gay gala could put Odense, Denmark’s third biggest city, firmly on the map—while also bringing much-needed tourist kroner to the area.

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