National Association for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender People

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Landsforeningen for lesbiske, homofile, bifile og transpersoner (LLH) (in English: The National Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People) is a Norwegian organization "working for equality and against all forms of discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT people) in Norway and in the rest of the world."

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 until the late 1970s.

In 1992, Forbundet av 1948 and Fellesrådet for homofile organisasjoner i Norge merged into the new organization, LLH.

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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