mai - Denmark is set to become the first country to no longer define being transgender as a mental illness. Government The proposal to declassify sexual orientation in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) was first submitted in January The revised ICD. Location of Denmark (dark green). – in Europe – in the European Union (light green) – [Legend]. Same-sex sexual activity legal status, Legal since , age of consent equalized in Gender identity/expression, Transgender persons allowed to change legal gender without a diagnosis, hormone therapy, surgery or Recognition of same-sex · Gender identity and · Public opinion · Summary table. The Danish Girl is a romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the fictional novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment.