1992 in LGBT Rights

In 1992, there were 20 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 31 changes made and 21 in the following year. A total of 319 legal changes were made in the 1990s.

  • December 8
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Discrimination is systemic. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Unknown.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Australia responsible for defence.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • 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)
  • September
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality was decriminalised by the Sexual Offences Act 1992.
  • August 10
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent is equal and is set at 16.
  • June 20
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is afforded for neither gender identity or sexual orientation
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is afforded specifically for sexual orientation or gender identity
  • 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.
  • May 18
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    haven't decriminalized homosexuality yet. Tolerance of the lgbt community is slowly coming.
  • 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)
  • 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.

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…
  • Fri FaviconFri
    FRI – foreningen for kjønns- og seksualitetsmangfold (English: FRI – The Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity), formerly called Landsforeningen for…