LGBTQIA+ Awareness Dates for your Diary


AGENDER

May 19
Agender Pride Day
Established in 2021 it is one of the most recent established Pride days and celebrates the agender community whilst raising awareness and educate about this identity.
For more informationĀ visitĀ https://blueridgepride.org/event/agender-pride-day/

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AROMANTICĀ 

February 20 ā€“ 26
Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week (ASAW)
An annual international event to spread awareness and acceptance of aromantic spectrum identities.
For more information visitĀ http://www.arospecweek.org/


ASEXUAL

April 6
International Asexuality Day (IAD)
Raising awareness of ace umbrella identities including demisexual, grey-asexual and others.
For more information visitĀ https://internationalasexualityday.org/en/

October 24 - 30
Ace Week (formerly Asexual Awareness Week)
Dedicated to raising awareness about asexuality.
For more information visitĀ https://aceweek.org/

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BISEXUAL

September 16 ā€“ 22
Bisexual Awareness Week
Promoting bisexual community acceptance and a platform for advocatingĀ bisexualĀ rights. To participate use #BiWeek on social media.
For more information visitĀ https://www.glaad.org/bisexual

September 23
Bisexual Visibility Day
Annual day to celebrate bisexual people, the bisexual community and the history of bisexuality.
For more information visitĀ https://bivisibilityday.com/about/

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LESBIAN

April 25 ā€“ May 1
Lesbian Visibility WeekĀ &Ā Lesbian Visibility Day (April 26)
Celebrating lesbians and showing solidarity with all LGBTQI women and non-binary people. To particpate use #LesbianVisibilityWeek #LVW22 and #LwiththeT on social media.
For more information visitĀ https://www.lesbianvisibilityweek.com/

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LGBT

May 17
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
A day to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, characteristics, and expressions. It is the date in 1990 when the WHO declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
For more information visitĀ https://may17.org/

May 22
Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in the USA. He was assassinated on November 27, 1978, after serving 11 months in office. The day is celebrated on his birthday.
For more information visitĀ https://gsanetwork.org/resources/harvey-milk-day/

June 28
Stonewall Riots Anniversary
Annual remembrance of the Stonewall Riots 1969 said to be the birth of the gay rights movement in the US and worldwide.
For more information visitĀ https://civilrights.org/2009/06/22/stonewall-riots-the-beginning-of-the-lgbt-movement/

October
LGBT History MonthĀ 
Created in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a High School teacher in Missouri it celebrates, commemorates and acknowledges the importance of historical figures in the LGBT community.
For more information visitĀ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_History_Month

October 11
National Coming Out Day
Started in 1988 after the 1-year anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
For more information visitĀ https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/why-do-we-need-national-coming-out-day

October 20
Spirit Day
Started in 2010 in support of LGBT youth and to stand up against bullying after a string of suicide deaths of gay teens. GLAAD rallied for teachers, workplaces, the media and students to go purple on this day. This color of the rainbow flag represents spirit. This day occurs during National Bullying Prevention Month. Use #SpiritDay to participate on social media.
For more information visitĀ https://safeschoolsdc.org/event/spirit-day-2022

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NON-BINARY

July 11 ā€“ 17
Non-Binary Awareness Week
A celebration and awareness week of non-binary and gender nonconforming people.

July 14
International Non-Binary People's Day
Celebrated annually on July 14 since 2012. The date falls at midpoint between International Women's Day (March 8) and International Men's Day (November 19).Ā 
Participate by using #thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike & #NonBinaryAwarenessWeek on social media.
For more information visitĀ https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/10-ways-step-ally-non-binary-people

October 19
International Pronouns Day
Yearly on the third Wednesday of October.Ā Seeking to make respecting and referring to people by their chosen personal pronouns commonplace. Use #PronounsDay to participate on social media.
For more information visitĀ https://pronounsday.org/

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OMNISEXUAL

July 6
Omnisexual Visibility Day
Raising awareness of omnisexuality and education onĀ how it differs from pansexuality.
For more information visitĀ https://sexuality.fandom.com/wiki/Omnisexuality

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PANSEXUAL

May 24
Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day
A day for anyone who identifies as pansexual and an opportunity to educateĀ others about the community.
For more information visitĀ https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/05/19/pansexual-visibility-day-2022-is-may-24/

December 8
Pansexual Pride Day
A day to celebrate pansexuality and the panromantic community

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TRANSGENDER

March 31
International Transgender Day of Visibility
The Trans Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating transgender and gender nonconforming people.
For more information visitĀ https://www.glsen.org/activity/transgender-day-visibility

November
Trans Awareness Month

November 6
Trans Parent Day
A day to celebrate transgender parents as an alternative to the traditional Mother's & Father's Day celebrations and also includes parents of transgender children. Established in 2009 this day falls on the first Sunday of November.

November 13 - 19
Trans Awareness Week
Transgender Awareness Week is a time to educate the public about issues such as discrimination, violence and experiences that affect transgender people.
For more information visitĀ https://www.glaad.org/transweek

November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
A day to commemorate all transgender people lost to violence.
For more information visitĀ https://www.glaad.org/tdor
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