1981 in LGBT rights
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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1981.
- 5 – Toronto police raid city bathhouses, arresting 286 people.
- 6 – About 3,000 protestors stage the largest-ever sit in protests in Toronto streets to decry city police raids on bath houses.
- 10 – In the United States, advocacy group Moral Majority announces a $3 million fund to fight against gay rights advances.
- 20 – Protest crowds in Toronto swell to 4,000 in the fight to stop police crackdown on bathhouses.
- 6 – Toronto Gay Community Council holds first meeting.
- 1 – The Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center first opens its doors in a two-room store front in downtown San Jose, California.
- 4 – first Gay Pride Parade takes place in Paris.
- 5 – The United States Centers for Disease Control receives the first known reports of what would come to be known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), found in the gay communities of Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
- 3 – The New Democratic Party of Canada calls for amending the "bawdyhouse" section of the Criminal Code of Canada, which is often used to raid gay bathhouses.
- 22 — ECtHR judgment in Dudgeon v. United Kingdom evaluates Northern Ireland's criminalisation of homosexual acts between consenting adults as contrary to the right to respect to private life.
- 1 – The legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario defeats an amendment which would have added "sexual orientation" to the human rights code.