1976 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 1976.



  • 1 — Iowa repeals its "sexual psychopath" law.[1] Passed in the wake of a moral panic following the 1954 rape and murder of a young boy, the law had been used to detain dozens of gay men in mental institutions in the 1950s.



  • 1 — U.S. state of Indiana decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.


  • 4 — Start of the three-day "Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec," held in Toronto, including a rally and march.


  1. ^ Miller (2002), p. 296


  • Miller, Neil (2002). Sex-crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s. Los Angeles, Alyson Books. ISBN 1-55583-659-3.

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