Today, many Western countries are tolerant toward LGBTI+ people, but Denmark has always been in the lead when it comes to tolerance and passing laws to secure equality.
It wasn’t until 1989 that Denmark started recognizing registered partnerships for same-sex couples, and though it was late, Denmark was the first country to allow this. After being engaged for 40 years, it was Eigil and Axel Axgil who were the first couple ever to become a registered same-sex partnership. In 2009 it became possible for registered LGBTI+ couples to adopt children, and in 2012 it was finally legal to be married in church and at City Hall.
If you want to learn more about LGBTI+ history in Denmark, visit this article by the Danish LGBT rights organization, which was founded all the way back in 1948.
Denmark is a first-mover country when it comes to LGBTI+ rights, and though we have come a long way, there’s still more work to do.