1992 in LGBT Rights

In 1992, there were 46 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 23 changes made and 20 in the following year. A total of 260 legal changes were made in the 1990s.

  • December 8
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The anti-discrimination provision in the constitution does not even mention "and all other reasons", allowing discrimination based on sexual orientations and gender identities altogether.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    homosexuality is illegal there.
  • December 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Douglas v. Canada (1992) lifts national ban on LGBT involvement in military.
  • November 24
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Australia responsible for defence.
  • October 10
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    LGBT soldiers are permitted to serve in the Canadian military.
  • September 24
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Sodomy law remains in the Kentucky statutes but is not enforceable due to the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
  • August 10
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent is equal and is set at 16.
  • June 20
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Despite having a provision of laws against all discrimination being proposed, discrimination against LGBTQ community is still not explicitly illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is afforded specifically for sexual orientation or gender identity
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is afforded for neither gender identity or sexual orientation
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Marriage is not recognized. However, it is implied to be illegal for male as male homosexuality is illegal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As male homosexuality is illegal, there are no protection for LGBTQ+ populations (including women and other gender identities)
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    haven't decriminalized homosexuality yet.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • May 17
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Code pénal suisse. Code pénal militaire (Infraction contre l'intégrité sexuelle): Modification du 21 juin 1991 pp 63-78
  • May 7
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Article 124.1 that prohibits male-male sex was repealed in 1992
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage is not recognized in Mongolia. Date represents the ratification of Mongolia's democratic constitution.
  • January 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Technically, homosexuals can serve openly in the military. There are no laws protecting them against discriminations though.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Homosexuals can serve openly in all branches of the military.
  • January 1
    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
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no specific laws protecting members of LGBTQ communities from discrimination
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Maintains religious exemptions.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The date shown represents the year Mongolia ratified its democratic constitution.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Some cities and counties have offered some protection, but at the state level there is none.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Date represents adoption of Mongolia's democratic constitution. Transgender Mongolians are subjected to intense discrimination and violence, it is unlikely that trans-Mongolians are permitted to change their legal gender.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Consensual age is Switzerland is 16 years old, unless the difference in age between the persons involved is not more than 3 years.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Gender identity is not spelled out in the BC Human Rights Code
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Under the Human Rights Law.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1992

  • Equality Arizona FaviconEquality Arizona
    Equality Arizona's mission is to be the preeminent LGBTQ advocacy organization for the State of Arizona and to work collaboratively to establish a comprehensive network of…