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.
- 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.
- 18 — Idaho decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults, but the repeal is itself repealed before taking effect.
- 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.
- 1 — The French magazine Tout is seized by police, who characterize its call for sexual liberation in that country an "outrage to public morals".
- 10 — Austria decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.
- 21 — George Klippert is released from prison, two years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada.
- 1 — Connecticut decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.
- 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.
- 1 — The Body Politic, Canada's first gay rights magazine, hits newsstands.
- 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.
- ↑ Miller, p. 392
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Rutledge, p. 33
- ↑ Rutledge, pp. 33–4
- ↑ Rutledge, pp. 36–7
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Rutledge, p. 38
- ↑ Rutledge, p. 40
- 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
- Timeline of LGBT history — timeline of events from 12,000 BCE to present
- LGBT rights by country or territory — current legal status around the world
- LGBT social movements
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