LGBT Info

Events

  • Sodomy is decriminalized in People's Republic of China.
  • Fiji's becomes the second country in the world whose constitution explicitly protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation, although the Fijian Government does not invalidate or repeal its sodomy laws.

April

  • Ellen DeGeneres' character, Ellen Morgan, comes out on TV, seen by 42 million viewers.

October

  • In the United Kingdom, Home Office minister Mike O'Brien announced that same-sex partners were eligible for British residency, based on a 4 year relationship akin to marriage.

December

  • Annise Parker is elected as an at-large member of the Houston City Council alongside mayoral candidate Lee P. Brown.

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