Important LGBTQ+ Dates

Important LGBTQ+ Dates

Name When Celebrated/Observed Description
Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan-27 Official commemoration of the victims of the Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust education throughout the world.
International Stand Up to Bullying Day (Feb) Last Friday of February (23rd) and third Friday of November (16th)
A semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying.
Zero Discrimination Day Mar-01
Celebrated by UNAIDS, this day is observed join together against discrimination and inequality in health care, including fighting stigma regarding HIV/AIDS.
International Transgender Day of Visibility Mar-31 Dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.
Lesbian Visibility Day Apr-26
Celebrates lesbian role models and lesbian life, culture, and diversity.
Day of Silence Apr-27 A student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.
International Family Equality Day (IFED) May 6 (first Sunday of May) Celebrates the diversity and equality of LGBT families.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia May-17 Created to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQ people.
Agender Pride Day May-19 Celebrates agender identities.
Harvey Milk Day May-22
In memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist and politican in California, assassinated in 1978.
Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day May-24
Promotes visibility and awareness of pansexual and panromantic identities.
Pulse Night of Remembrance Jun-12
Annual day of US remembrance for the loss of 49 people in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
Stonewall Riots Anniversary Jun-28
To remember the 1969 Stonewall Riots at the Stonewall Inn, a catalyst of the LGBTQ movement in the United States.
U.S. LGBT Pride Month June
June is celebrated as Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots.
Indian Coming Out Day Jul-02 Founded by Mist - an LGBTQ+ collective in India - Mist organizes a yearly gathering as Indian Coming Out Day, to celebrate the first victory of the struggle against Section 377 by the High Court of Delhi decriminalizing homosexuality between two consenting adults. On this day, Mist celebrates it in various forms and releases colourful balloons, which symbolises our fight for Freedom to Love & Equality. Mist collaborate with various local organizations / collectives / NGOs / CBOs to organize to bring this event across multiple cities. If you wish to know more about the event and collaborate with us to bring this event to your city, please get in touch with Mist using the contact form in the Get in Touch page at www.lgbtq.co.in
International Non-Binary People's Day Jul-14
Annual day celebrating the contributions of non-binary people and focusing on the issues affecting them.
Bisexual Awareness Week September
Promotes visibility of bisexuality, and culminates on Celebrate Bisexuality Day.
Celebrate Bisexuality Day Sep-23
Celebrates bisexual pride; also called Bi Visibility Day.
International Lesbian Day Oct-08
To celebrate lesbians and lesbian culture around the world.
National Coming Out Day Oct-11
Celebrates coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community, and pushes for environments in which people can safely come out.
International Pronoun Day Oct-17
Seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace.
Spirit Day Oct-19
People wear purple to stand with LGBTQ youth and speak out against LGBTQ bullying.
Intersex Awareness Day Oct-26 Celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, MA.
Asexual Awareness Week Last week of October A campaign to educate about different asexual idenities and experiences.
U.S. LGBT History Month October Celebrates the achievements of great figures and important moments in LGBTQ history.
Transgender Awareness Week Second week of November
The purpose is to educate about transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues. It leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) Nov-08 Observed to highlight issues faced by intersex people; marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov-20
Honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
International Stand Up to Bullying Day (Nov) Last Friday of February (23rd) and third Friday of November (16th)
A semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying.
World AIDS Day Dec-01 Recognized by the UN, this day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Pansexual Pride Day Dec-08 Dedicated to celebrating pansexuality.
Human Rights Day Dec-10 Commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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