1971 in LGBT Rights

In 1971, there were 21 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 1 change made and 17 in the following year. A total of 152 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • December 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Missing laws for same sex couples.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBT Arabs are showing themselves online for the first time.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against housing discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against employment discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • October 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legislative repeal, effective 1971.
  • September 11
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws criminalizing or restricting service.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    activism is starting Online for Arabic countries. As well Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protection for LGBTQ+ community
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protections for LGBTQ+ community
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • August 16
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Under the Current Constitution of Afghanistan.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • February 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Same sex activity is currently illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman