Norwegian National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation
Landsforeningen for lesbisk og homofil frigjøring (LLH) (in English: The National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation) is a Norwegian "working politically and socially so that those who are gay, lesbian and bisexual can live openly without fear of being ostracized, discriminated, or harassed."
The organization had its early beginnings in 1949, when the Danish Forbundet af 1948 accepted two representatives in Norway. The Norwegian Forbundet av 1948 was formalized as a separate organization in 1952, but the organization worked in secrecy out of concern for criminal prosecution and discrimination. In 1965, a 90-minute radio program presented a balanced perspective on homosexuality, and in 1972 male homosexual acts were decriminalized. In 1977, the Norwegian Psychiatric Association eliminated homosexuality as a psychiatric pathology, and in 1979, the Norwegian department of defense gave gay and lesbian military staff full rights.
Karen-Christine Friele acted as the organization's leader and sole spokesperson during until the late 1970s.
In 1992, LLH was formed as a result of a merger between Forbundet av 1948 and Fellesrådet for homofile organisasjoner i Norge were merged into one organization.
In 2004 the youth organization was sectioned out as its own independent organisation, Queer Youth (in Norwegian: Skeiv Ungdom).
Today the organization has about 2000 members.
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