1987 in LGBT Rights

In 1987, there were 6 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 9 changes made and 17 in the following year. A total of 180 legal changes were made in the 1980s.

  • December 8
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 10 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Article 354 means male homosexuality is punishable by death. Female homosexuality on the other hand, is not mentioned. It maybe covered under article 358 of the Penal Code which mentions indecent act.
  • April 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage pending. Required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 72 of the constitution states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
  • March 8
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1987

  • OutFront Minnesota FaviconOutFront Minnesota
    OutFront Minnesota‚Äôs mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of…
  • Wyoming Equality FaviconWyoming Equality
    Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a…