Gay Rights Pioneer Axel Axgil Dies

October 30, 2011 by staff 

Gay Rights Pioneer Axel Axgil DiesGay Rights Pioneer Axel Axgil Dies, The gay rights pioneer who became known as “Axel Axgil” out of the closet in Denmark, 1948. The next day he lost his job. This weekend, died from “complications from a fall.” He was 96 years old. According to The Washington Post:

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

On October 1, 1989, Eigil he and his partner were among 11 couples to exchange vows as Denmark became the first country to allow hmosxls to enter into civil unions, with almost the same rights as heterosexual couples. Eigil Axgil died in 1995.

In the 1950s, both were convicted on charges of prnography to short prison terms to run a modeling agency that published photos of gay na*ed men. The men mixed their names in a new name, Axgil, and used it in a public show of defiance.

The journalist Rex Wockner was in Copenhagen in the year 89, when Axel and Eigil exchanged vows. He took the photo at the top. (Axel is the companion to the left.) See some pictures of other Wockner from the time after the jump …

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