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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1973.
- 27 – The Metropolitan Community Church's headquarters in Los Angeles is burned to the ground by an unknown assailant. No persons are inside of the building at the time of the fire.
- 13 – Washington, D.C.'s Title 34 makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal.
- 15 – The board of the American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II. The resolution also urges an end to private and public discrimination and the repeal of laws discriminating against homosexuals.
- 20 – The city council of New York City rejects a gay rights ordinance.
- 21 – A United States federal judge issues a bulletin stating that the federal civil service may not terminate an employee based on sexual orientation alone.
- ^ Clendinen, Dudley (1999). Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. Simon & Schuster. p. 179. ISBN 0684810913.
- ^ "Metropolitan Community Church fire report". January 27, 1973. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- ^ Peters, Rob. "Pride and Prejudiced: A history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender milestones, in Vancouver and around the world". The Tyee, August 4, 2006. Accessed on September 25, 2008.
- ^ "City Bars Job Discrimination", The Body Politic, no. 10, 1973.
- ^ Wainwright v. Stone, 414 US 21 (Supreme Court of the United States 2010-11-05).
- ^ Jones v. Callahan, 501 S.W.2d 588 (November 9, 1973)
- ^ District of Columbia Human Rights Law Title 34 D.C. Rules and Regulations (PDF). Washington, D.C.: Government of the District of Columbia. 1973. pp. 9–10.
- ^ Caplan, Arthur L. (1987). Scientific controversies: case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technology. Cambridge University Press. p. 392. ISBN 0-521-27560-1.