1979 in LGBT Rights

In 1979, there were 3 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 14 changes made and 26 in the following year. A total of 146 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • October 24
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality has the death penalty there.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Formally, Iranian government believes every citizen to be heterosexual, stripping protection for LGBTQ+ community.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1979

  • Equality North Carolina FaviconEquality North Carolina
    Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for LGBT North Carolinians. To accomplish these goals, the organization lobbies the North Carolina General…
  • National LGBT Federation FaviconNational LGBT Federation
    Global
    Established in 1979, the NXF is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) NGO in Ireland. The NXF publishes Gay Community News (GCN) and campaigns for the equal…