1973 in LGBT rights

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List of years in LGBT rights (table)

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1973.



  • 27 – The Metropolitan Community Church's headquarters in Los Angeles is burned to the ground by an unknown assailant.[1][2] No persons are inside of the building at the time of the fire.




  • 10 – Following a lobbying campaign by the Gay Alliance Toward Equality, Toronto City Council adopts a policy forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in municipal hiring, making the city the first jurisdiction in Canada to do so.[4]




  1. ^ Clendinen, Dudley (1999). Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. Simon & Schuster. p. 179. ISBN 0684810913. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Community Church fire report". January 27, 1973. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ Peters, Rob. "Pride and Prejudiced: A history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender milestones, in Vancouver and around the world". The Tyee, August 4, 2006. Accessed on September 25, 2008.
  4. ^ "City Bars Job Discrimination", The Body Politic, no. 10, 1973.
  5. ^ Wainwright v. Stone, 414 US 21 (Supreme Court of the United States 2010-11-05).
  6. ^ Jones v. Callahan, 501 S.W.2d 588 (November 9, 1973)
  7. ^ District of Columbia Human Rights Law Title 34 D.C. Rules and Regulations (PDF). Washington, D.C.: Government of the District of Columbia. 1973. pp. 9–10. 
  8. ^ Caplan, Arthur L. (1987). Scientific controversies: case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technology. Cambridge University Press. p. 392. ISBN 0-521-27560-1. 

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