1982 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 1982.




  • 2 — The United Nations Human Rights Committee, in the case Hertzberg et al. v. Finland, refuses to "question the decision of the responsible organs of the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation that radio and TV are not the appropriate forums to discuss issues related to homosexuality, as far as a programme could be judged as encouraging homosexual behaviour".[5]



  • 12 — France removes homosexuality from its official list of mental illnesses.[7]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ DeSanto v. Barnsley, 35 Pa. D. & C. 3d 7 - Pa: Court of Common Pleas (February 17, 1982)
  2. ^ William B. Turner, "The Gay Rights State Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine", Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, vol. 22, p. 91 (2007).
  3. ^ William N. Eskridge (30 June 2009). Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet. Harvard University Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-674-03658-1.
  4. ^ Adams v. Howerton, 673 E.2nd 1036 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1982-02-25).
  5. ^ UN HRC views in case No. 61/1979, Para. 10.4
  6. ^ Murdoch and Price, p. 223
  7. ^ Frédéric Martel (1999). The Pink and the Black: Homosexuals in France Since 1968. Stanford University Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-8047-3274-1.
  8. ^ Baker v. Wade, 563 F.Supp 1121 (United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 08-17-1982).
  9. ^ Miller, p. 288
  10. ^ Turner, Wallace (10 December 1982). "Partnership law vetoed on coast". New York Times.


  • Miller, Neil (1995). Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. New York, Vintage Books. ISBN 0-09-957691-0.
  • Murdoch, Joyce and Deb Price (2001). Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court. New York, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group. ISBN 0-465-01513-1.