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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.

Events Edit

  • Frank Kameny becomes the first openly gay candidate for the United States Congress when he runs in the first election for the District of Columbia's non-voting delegate to Congress.
  • The Front homosexuel d'action révolutionnaire (Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action) forms in France.[1]

March Edit

  • 18 — Idaho decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults, but the repeal is itself repealed before taking effect.[2]
  • 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.[2]

April Edit

  • 1 — The French magazine Tout is seized by police, who characterize its call for sexual liberation in that country an "outrage to public morals".[3]

July Edit

  • 1
  • 10 — Austria decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.[5]
  • 21 — George Klippert is released from prison, two years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada.

October Edit

  • 1 — Connecticut decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.[5]
  • 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.[6]

November Edit

December Edit

  • 14 — The U.S. gay rights activist group Gay Activists Alliance protest in front of the Suffolk County, New York, police headquarters after two members were arrested for sodomy.

Births Edit

Deaths Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Miller, p. 392
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rutledge, p. 33
  3. Rutledge, pp. 33–4
  4. Rutledge, pp. 36–7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rutledge, p. 38
  6. Rutledge, p. 40

References Edit

  • 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.

See also Edit

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