17th century ~ PORTUGAL: Gay and transvestite inns reported in Lisbon.
1948 ~ YUGOSLAVIA: A form of sworn brotherhood and sisterhood was common which “takes on some homosexual aspects”, and these pacts were celebrated in (rural) churches. (Tomasic, 1948)
1974 ~ AUSTRIA: Criminal Law Amending Act decriminalises homosexuality.
1983 ~ AUSTRIA: Vienna: Lesbian Centre and Social club founded.
1989 ~ YUGOSLAVIA: Lesbian magazine Lesbiska Sekcija published in Slovenian.
1990 ~ POLAND: Gay magazine Inaczej published.
1991 ~ CZECHOSLOVAKIA: International Lesbian & Gay association (Eastern & South East Europe) 5th Regional conference (April 19th-21st).
1993 ~ CYPRUS: European Court of Human Rights rules (1993) that Cyprian law prohibiting male homosexuality violates Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The law is ammended, decriminalising homosexuality in private between consenting adults over 18.
1994 ~ LATVIA: 1st Lesbian & Gay Week.
1995 ~ ALBANIA: Shoqata Gay Albania formed; Article 137 of the 1977 Penal Code repealled, legalising sex at 14.
1996 ~ MALTA: 1st Pride (June 29th-30th)
1996 ~ POLAND: 1st Lesbian Information and Counselling centre founded (OLA-Archiwum).
1997 ~ PORTUGAL: Portugese Assembly equalizes the age of consent at 16.
~ 1st lesbian and gay community centre opens in Lisbon.
~ AUSTRIA: Article 221, banning gay organisations and dissemination of positive information is repealled.
1997~ SAN MARINO: Homosexuality legalised.
1998 ~ ROMANIA: President Emil Constantinescu promises to pardon men imprisoned for consensual gay sex.
~ LATVIA: Age of consent equalised; also plans to offer refuge to gay people persecuted in other countries.