1979 in LGBT rights


1979 in LGBT rights

Events

March

*March 1:
**The new Penal Code of Cuba enters into force, decriminalizing homosexual acts.

May

*May 21:
**White Night Riots occur in San Francisco after Dan White uses the "Twinkie defense" to get a conviction of voluntary manslaughter instead of murder in the assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.
*May 29
**Los Angeles outlaws discrimination against homosexuals in private sector employment and in patronization of business establishments in its city. Mayor Thomas Bradley signs bills into effect July 2.

June

*The Sydney Gay Mardi Gras is held for the first time, a year after the protest march in 1978.

September

*September 1:
**Harry Hay, his partner John Burnside, Don Kilhefner and Mitch Walker hold the first Radical Faerie gathering in Benson, Arizona with over 75 men in attendance.
**New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts.
*September 14:
**An education arbitration board in Smeaton, Saskatchewan orders Don Jones to be reinstated in his teaching job after he was fired for being gay.

October

*October 14
**Washington, DC - The largest gay rights march up to that time was held in the United States' capital - the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights with about 100,000 people in attendance.

External links

* [http://www.advocate.com Web site for Advocate news magazine]
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