1989 in LGBT rights
This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1989.
- In the United Kingdom, the Stonewall gay rights lobbying group is founded.
- In East Germany, Article 151 is deleted from the penal code. Homosexuality and heterosexuality were then treated equally with an age of consent of 14.
- Long Beach, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- Los Angeles County, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- 7 — The appeal of a transgender woman against UK law not allowing her to legally change sex and to marry a male is rejected by the European Commission of Human Rights, with one member dissenting and also arguing in favour of same-sex marriage.
- 7 — Denmark creates registered partnerships for same-sex couples, offering identical rights as marriage within the country.
- 7 — Voters repeal gay rights ordinances in the U.S. cities of Athens, Ohio; Tacoma, Washington; and Irvine and Concord, California.
- 15 — Private-sector sexual orientation discrimination becomes illegal in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
- 30 — U.S. city of Columbus, Ohio, adopts a hate crimes bill which includes sexual orientation.
- 10 — New York City sees approximately 4,500 protestors at St. Patrick's Cathedral during mass in a "Stop the Church" action organized by ACT UP and Women's Health Action and Mobilization to demonstrate dissatisfaction with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese's position against AIDS education, the distribution of condoms, and abortion. 111 protestors are arrested.
- "EComHR Report on application no. 11095/84". Archived from the original on 12 February 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- MacNamara, Mark (9 November 1989). "Losses alarm gay rights supporters". USA Today. p. 3A.
- Crimp, Douglas. ACT UP New York: Capsule History ACT UP. Accessed 4 July 2007.
- ACT UP. 10 Year Anniversary of "Stop the Church" Accessed 4 July 2007.