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Axel Lundahl-Madsen Axgil
Birth: Apr. 3, 1915, Denmark
Death: Oct. 29, 2011
Copenhagen
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark

Axel Axgil struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex partnerships.

Axgil died in a hospital in Copenhagen on Saturday following complications from a fall, Danish gay rights group LGBT Danmark said.

Axgil, born Axel Lundahl-Madsen, was among the founding members of the organization - one of the oldest gay rights groups in Europe - in 1948.

On Oct. 1, 1989, he & his partner Eigil were among 11 couples to exchange vows as Denmark became the first country to allow gays to enter civil unions, with nearly the same rights as heterosexual couples.

In the 1950s, he was sentenced on pornography charges to short prison terms for running a gay modeling agency that issued pictures of naked men. The men melded their first names into a new surname, Axgil & used it in a public show of defiance.

 
 
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  Eigil Eskildsen Axgil (1922 - 1995)
 
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Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Oct 30, 2011
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Gone but never forgotten
- Pat McArron
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
Rest in Peace
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 Added: Nov. 2, 2011

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