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Ekstra Bladet (a popular nation-wide magazine) estimates that between thirty and seventy people commit suicide to avoid the attention of the police in Copenhagen.
1958 Membership of Forbundet af 1948 has fallen drastically.
Riots at Stonewall Inn in Christopher Street, New York, marks a new beginning for homosexual liberation and the struggle for equal rights.
Instead of seeking to be recognised according to the norms of the society around them, gays and lesbians now fight for liberation and realisation on their own terms.
This is the English language part of the website of LGBT Denmark – The Danish National Organization for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender persons.
Founded as early as 1948, LGBT Denmark is the main Danish LGBT rights organisation.
1950 Forbundet af 1948 holds its first AGM, and Axel Lundahl Madsen is elected president.
The membership is already over 600, and the following year is close to 1,500.
Unlike other groups that were persecuted during the War, homosexuals are not included in the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.Forbundet af 1948 publishes the first issue of the periodical Vennen (The Friend).The publication serves as a membership magazine from 1949 until 1952.1965 Following major political work by Forbundet af 1948, and with support from some politicians, as well as sections of the press, there is a change of attitude in the Parliament and “The Ugly Law” is repealed.1967 The legislation concerning prostitution is made equal for heterosexual and homosexual relations.