1984 in LGBT rights
This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1984.
- Laguna Beach, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- Oakland, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- In Australia, homosexual acts between consenting adults are decriminalized in New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
- 14 — The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in National Gay Task Force v. Board of Education of the City of Oklahoma City rules that a statute allowing teachers to be fired for "advocating, soliciting, imposing, encouraging or promoting public or private homosexual activity in a manner that creates a substantial risk that such conduct will come to the attention of school children or school employees" is facially overbroad and infringes on First Amendment rights.
- 10 — In the United Kingdom, Chris Smith comes out as gay, becoming the first openly gay member of the House of Commons.
- 29 — West Hollywood, California, approves a gay rights ordinance.
- National Gay Task Force v. Board of Education of the City of Oklahoma City. 729 F.2d 1270. March 14, 1984.
- Kenney, p. 50
- Rutledge, p. 232