1950 in LGBT Rights

In 1950, there were 11 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 104 changes made and 18 in the following year. A total of 82 legal changes were made in the 1950s.

  • June 15
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Section 145 of the penal code indicates any carnal knowledge against nature is punishable for 7 years to life in prison.
  • May 20
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 46 got Removed.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No bans on service but intense discrimination makes it impossible.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Article 46 of the Army Act states any "indecent or unnatural acts" are punishable by up to 7 years

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1950

  • RFSL FaviconRFSL
    Global
    RFSL - Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer rights