1985 in LGBT Rights

In 1985, there were 3 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 5 changes made and 14 in the following year. A total of 209 legal changes were made in the 1980s.

  • April 17
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    just passed gender identity and expression protection. under Bill C-16 makes it illegal to spread hate propaganda. discrimination and hate speech high for aboriginals and lgbt communities.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Non-inclusion of Gender Identity in Charter.
  • March 12
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1985

  • GLAAD FaviconGLAAD
    GLAAD builds support for equality by amplifying the voice of the #LGBT community and holding the media accountable for the words and images they present.
  • Arcigay FaviconArcigay
    Arcigay is a non-profit organization which operates throughout Italy through local committees, clubs and associations promoting and protecting the right to equality.