Because of freedom of speech, we as citizens in Denmark have the right to express ourselves without the fear of censorship. It allows us to express attitudes and views publicly.

Even though freedom of speech is protected as a right, we also have a responsibility to our fellow citizens not feel excluded on the basis of ethnicity, sexual or religious orientation.

It is important that we appreciate the freedom that we enjoy and the responsibilities that are freedom’s inseparable companion and make decisions with consideration about human rights, democracy, respect across cultures and the environment as for future generations to experience equality of status and the right to freedom as the foundation for a sustainable future.

It is important that we stand together to promote tolerance and respect across ethnicity, gender, religious conviction and sexual orientation – not just because we are Danes, but because we are human beings.