Important LGBT Dates

lgbt-pride-title-image_tcm7-187539.jpg

Name When Celebrated/Observed Description
Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 Official commemoration of the victims of the Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust education throughout the world. Website.
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 March 1
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 March 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. Website.
Lesbian Visibility Day April 26
Celebrates lesbian role models and lesbian life, culture, and diversity.
Day of Silence April 27 A student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. Website.
International Family Equality Day (IFED) May 6 (first Sunday of May) Celebrates the diversity and equality of LGBT families. Website.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia May 17 Created to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQ people. Website.
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 June 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 June 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.
International Non-Binary People's Day July 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 September 23
Celebrates bisexual pride; also called Bi Visibility Day.
International Lesbian Day October 8
To celebrate lesbians and lesbian culture around the world.
National Coming Out Day October 11
Celebrates coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community, and pushes for environments in which people can safely come out.
Spirit Day October 19
People wear purple to stand with LGBTQ youth and speak out against LGBTQ bullying.
Intersex Awareness Day October 26 Celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, MA. Website.
Asexual Awareness Week Last week of October A campaign to educate about different asexual idenities and experiences. Website.
U.S. LGBT History Month October Celebrates the achievements of great figures and important moments in LGBTQ history. Website.
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) November 8 Observed to highlight issues faced by intersex people; marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin. Website.
Transgender Day of Remembrance November 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 December 1 Recognized by the UN, this day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Website.
Pansexual Pride Day December 8 Dedicated to celebrating pansexuality.
Human Rights Day December 10 Commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Website.

Contributing Organizations