1974 in LGBT rights

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List of years in LGBT rights (table)

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1974.


  • The city of Boulder, Colorado enacts an anti-discrimination ordinance that bars discrimination based on sexual preference. Following public outcry, the city council places a repeal measure up for a public vote, which results in the repeal of the ordinance.[1][2]


  • 1 — The U.S. state of Ohio repeals state sodomy laws.
  • 11 — L'Association homophile de Montréal holds first meeting
  • 15 — New York City theatre magazine After Dark bans the use of the word "gay" in advertisements.
  • 19 — The Gay Women's Collective holds two-day lesbian conference at Montreal's women's centre.[3]





  1. ^ Phelps, Timothy (1995-10-08). "Gay issues split Colorado cities". Eugene Register-Guard. Newsday. p. 8A. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Carol (2008-11-14). "Taylor: Mayor controversial for support of gay rights". Colorado Daily. Colorado Daily. 
  3. ^ McLeod, Donald W. (1996). Lesbian and gay liberation in Canada : a selected annotated chronology, 1964-1975. Toronto :: ECW Press/Homewood Books. p. 152. ISBN 1550222732. 
  4. ^ Frum, Barbara (21 February 1974). "Gay Winnipeg couple marries". As It Happens. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Gianoulis, Tina (2005-10-13). "Noble, Elaine". glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture. Archived from the original on October 30, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Spear, Allan H. (2010). "Entering the Senate and leaving the closet". Crossing the barriers : the autobiography of Allan H. Spear. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 259–307. ISBN 9780816670406. 

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