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**The new Penal Code of
Cubaenters into force, decriminalizing homosexual acts.
White Night Riotsoccur in San Franciscoafter Dan Whiteuses the " Twinkie defense" to get a conviction of voluntary manslaughterinstead of murderin the assassination of Harvey Milkand George Moscone.
Los Angelesoutlaws discrimination against homosexuals in private sector employment and in patronization of business establishments in its city. Mayor Thomas Bradleysigns bills into effect July 2.
*The Sydney Gay Mardi Gras is held for the first time, a year after the protest march in 1978.
Harry Hay, his partner John Burnside, Don Kilhefnerand Mitch Walkerhold the first Radical Faeriegathering in Benson, Arizonawith over 75 men in attendance.
New Jerseydecriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts.
**An education arbitration board in Smeaton,
Saskatchewanorders Don Jones to be reinstated in his teaching job after he was fired for being gay.
Washington, DC- The largest gay rightsmarch up to that time was held in the United States' capital - the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rightswith about 100,000 people in attendance.
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