1994 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 1994.


  • In Germany, a new Article 182 introduces a common age of consent of 14. Previously, the age of consent was 18 in the former West Germany (for sex between men), and 14 in the former East Germany for all.
  • In the United Kingdom, the age of consent for gay men is reduced to 18, still two years more than that for heterosexuals.


  • 12 — In Texas v. Morales, the Texas Supreme Court finds that an appellate court erred in considering a challenge to the state's sodomy law since none of the plaintiffs in the case had lost employment because of the law.[1]



  • 11 — Rather than comply with a court order that it allow an LGBT contingent to march, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council cancels the Boston, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day parade, the first time in 92 years that the city will not have a parade.[3]
  • 25 — The Washington School Board adopts a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in the state's public schools.[4]




  • 6 — The United States Supreme Court in the case of Farmer v. Brennan orders a lower court to consider whether failure to protect a male-to-female transgender prisoner in an all-male institution from rape violates the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.[8]
  • 7 — The Parliament of Sweden approves registered partnerships for same-sex couples, effective January 1, 1995. Same-sex couples will not receive the right to a church wedding, the right to adopt children or the right to artificial insemination.[9]
  • 26 - The first Pride March in Asia was held in the Philippines. It was organized by the Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines and was supported by the Metropolitan Community Church. [10]





See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gallagher, John (1994-02-22). "Refusal to Rule". The Advocate. p. 24. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Louisiana sodomy law upheld". The Advocate. 1994-04-05. p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ Anderson, David C. (1994-04-19). "Boston's shame". The Advocate. pp. 24–5. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Around the Nation". The Advocate. 1994-05-03. p. 22. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ Views of the Human Rights Committee in case No. 488/1992
  6. ^ "Clear sailing?". The Advocate. 1994-05-31. p. 15. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Pop tarts". The Advocate. 1994-06-14. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  8. ^ Farmer v. Brennan, 511 US 825 (Supreme Court of the United States 1994-06-06).
  9. ^ "A Swede deal for couples". The Advocate. 1994-07-12. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Forward with the pride March". Manila Bulletin. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  11. ^ "Ohio players". The Advocate. 1994-09-20. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Transitions". The Advocate. 1994-09-06. p. 21. Retrieved 2010-07-28.