|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1995, Denmark|
Being inspired by the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, together with several friends, he co-founded F-48 or Forbundet af 1948 (The Association of 1948), Denmark's first gay rights organization. By 1951, F-48's membership had grown to 1,339 & there were branches in Sweden & Norway. In 1985, F-48 became the Danish National Association of Gays & Lesbians (Landsforeningen for BÝsser og Lesbiske, Forbundet af 1948 or LBL). He also helped launch a magazine, Vennen (The Friend).
Denmark subsequently in 1948 became the first nation in the world to recognize domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. On October 1, 1989, he married Axel Axgil. Also that day, ten other Danish couples were married by Tom Ahlberg, the deputy mayor of Copenhagen, in the city hall, accompanied by worldwide media attention.
Axel Lundahl-Madsen Axgil (1915 - 2011)*
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Record added: Oct 30, 2011
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