1979 in LGBT rights

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1979.

List of years in LGBT rights (table)



  • 1 — The new Penal Code of Cuba enters into force, decriminalizing homosexual acts.[1]


White Night riots, May 21, 1979




See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lumsden, Ian (1996). Machos, maricones, and gays: Cuba and homosexuality. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. pp. 81–82. ISBN 1566393701.
  2. ^ Corsaro, Kim (May 18, 2006). "Remembering "White Night" - San Francisco's Gay Riot". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. ^ William N. Eskridge (30 June 2009). Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet. Harvard University Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-674-03658-1.
  4. ^ Shively, from Bronski, p. 176
  5. ^ Waldron, Martin (August 12, 1979). "New Jersey Law Changes Reflect the New Morality: A Compilation from Other States". The New York Times. p. E5 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ Murdoch and Price, p. 221


  • Murdoch, Joyce and Deb Price (2001). Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court. New York, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group. ISBN 0-456-01513-2.
  • Shively, Charley. "Harry Hay". Collected in Bronski, Michael (consulting editor) (1997). Outstanding Lives: Profiles of Lesbians and Gay Men. New York, Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1-57859-008-6.