Death of Axel Axgil

April 3, 1915 - October 29, 2011
Copenhagen, Denmark | Age 96

Danish gay rights pioneer dies at 96
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Axel Axgil, whose struggle for gay rights helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex partnerships, has died. He was 96.

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.

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