1975 in LGBT rights

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1975.

List of years in LGBT rights (table)


  • Milton Shapp, governor of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, issues the first state executive order banning sexual orientation employment discrimination by the government.



  • The first gay-oriented television commercial airs on two Washington, D.C. stations. Lambda Rising bookstore sponsored the ads on episodes of Phil Donahue and Marcus Welby, M.D.. Stations balked at airing the ads, but relented after getting approval from the Association of Broadcasters Standards office.




See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Lahey, Kathleen A. and Kevin Alderson (2004). Same-sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political, p. 18. Insomniac Press. ISBN 1-894663-63-2
  2. ^ "Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975". NPR.org. July 18, 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  3. ^ Johnson, David K. (2009). The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, p 210. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226401960
  4. ^ Bullough, Vern L. (2002). Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Contextp. 239. Routledge. ISBN 1-56023-193-9