1971 in LGBT Rights

In 1971, there were 12 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and 10 in the following year. A total of 103 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • December 2
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • October 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legislative repeal, effective 1971.
  • September 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protections for LGBTQ+ community
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protection for LGBTQ+ community
  • August 16
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • February 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    It was not until 1980s that homosexuality was not treated as an illness
  • January 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    Between these time frames, the military often sent homosexual soldiers to psychiatric hospitals for shock therapy and, in some cases, sexual reassignment surgeries. Between 1967 and 1991, all white males over the age of 16 were conscripted in South Africa