1971 in LGBT rights

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights that took place in the year 1971.

List of years in LGBT rights (table)

EventsEdit

MarchEdit

  • 18 — Idaho decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults, but the repeal is itself repealed before taking effect.[3]
  • 24 — In a case granting citizenship to a Cuban man, a federal judge rules that homosexuality alone cannot bar a person from becoming a United States citizen.[3]

AprilEdit

  • 1 — The French magazine Tout is seized by police, who characterize its call for sexual liberation in that country an "outrage to public morals".[4]

MayEdit

JulyEdit

OctoberEdit

  • 1 — Connecticut decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.[9]
  • 12 — The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs recommends the repeal of a city law banning homosexuals from working in or going to bars.[11]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Boldt, David R. (February 23, 1971). "Homosexual Files Delegate Papers: Number of Contestants Is Now Eight". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ Miller, p. 392
  3. ^ a b Rutledge, p. 33
  4. ^ Rutledge, pp. 33–4
  5. ^ "Idag 50 år sedan den homosexuella revolutionen – Sverige var först i Europa med Prideprotester". QX.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  6. ^ "Gay Alliance Toward Equality". City of Vancouver Archives. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  7. ^ "Gay Alliance Towards Equality (GATE) Vancouver". Gay & Lesbian Liberation in Canada. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  8. ^ Rutledge, pp. 36–7
  9. ^ a b Rutledge, p. 38
  10. ^ "Man imprisoned for being gay to get posthumous pardon from Trudeau". CBC. February 28, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  11. ^ Rutledge, p. 40
  12. ^ Knegt, Peter (June 7, 2016). "Why all Canadians should know about The Body Politic". CBC. Retrieved March 4, 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  • Miller, Neil (1995). Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. New York, Vintage Books. ISBN 0-09-957691-0.
  • Rutledge, Leigh (1992). The Gay Decades. New York: Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN 0-452-26810-9.