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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1976.
- 1 — Iowa repeals its "sexual psychopath" law. Passed in the wake of a moral panic following the 1954 rape and murder of a young boy, the law had been used to detain dozens of gay men in mental institutions in the 1950s.
- City council of Los Angeles prohibits employment discrimination by the city based on sexual orientation.
- 1 — U.S. state of Indiana decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
- 4 — Start of the three-day "Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec," held in Toronto, including a rally and march.
- ↑ Miller (2002), p. 296
- Miller, Neil (2002). Sex-crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s. Los Angeles, Alyson Books. ISBN 1-55583-659-3.
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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