1986 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 1986.
- In New Zealand, the Homosexual Law Reform Act equalizes the age of consent for homosexual acts to 16, the legal age for heterosexual acts.
- Davis, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- Sacramento, California, prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector.
- 30 — The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the constitutionality of the Georgia state sodomy law in Bowers v. Hardwick.
- 7 — The United States Supreme Court denies certiorari in the case of Baker v. Wade, a constitutional challenge to the sodomy law of Texas.
- 22 — In the battle against AIDS, Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop, publishes first government publications for the public on gay safer sex practices.
- 11 — Austin, Texas passes an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against people with HIV or AIDS.
- December 28 — Terry Dolan, U.S. activist against gay rights and closeted gay man, dies at 36 from an AIDS-related illness.
- Goldman, John J. (March 21, 1986). "N.Y. Passes Gay Rights Bill After 15-Year Debate". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 US 186 (Supreme Court of the united States 1986-06-30).
- Murdoch and Price, p. 345
- 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.