List of LGBT awareness days

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The following is a list of notable LGBT awareness days.

Name Date Year Started Notes
Bisexual Awareness Week September 2014 [1] Begins the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Official website
Celebrate Bisexuality Day September 23 1999 Also referred to as Bisexual Pride Day, CBD, Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day.[2]
Day of Silence April[3] 1996 April; Day varies from year to year. GLSEN's Day of Silence is an organizing tool to end the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bias Official website
Harvey Milk Day May 22 2010 Celebrated to honor Harvey Milk, assassinated politician, on his birthday, it is celebrated officially in California, Milk's home state.[4] Official website
Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 Day to remember all of the victims of the Nazi era. Refer to persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust for more information.
Human Rights Day December 10 Official website
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia May 17 2005 The main purpose of the May 17 mobilizations is to raise awareness of violence, discrimination, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide.
International Stand Up to Bullying Day third Friday of November and last Friday of February
International Transgender Day of Visibility March 31 2009[5] Celebrated to bring awareness to transgender people and their identities as well as recognize those that helped fight for rights for transgender people.
International Non-Binary People's Day July 14 suggested 2012 Annual day celebrating the contributions of non-binary people and focusing on the issues affecting them.[6]
Intersex Awareness Day October 26 1996 Celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, MA[7] Official website
Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) November 8 Marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin. Official website
International Family Equality Day (IFED) first Sunday of May 2012 Celebrates the equality of all family forms Official website
Lesbian Visibility Day April 26 2008
LGBT Equality Day (United States) June 26 2003
Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States affirming LGBT equal rights: Lawrence v. Texas (sexual relations), United States v. Windsor (DOMA) and Hollingsworth v. Perry (Same-sex marriage in California), and Obergefell v. Hodges (Same-sex marriage in the United States)
LGBT History Month (USA) October 1994 First celebrated in 1994 in October. It was declared a national History month by President Barack Obama in 2009. The month was created with the intent to encourage openness and education about LGBT history and rights.
LGBT History Month (UK) February 2005
Irish Marriage Referendum May 22 2015 Ireland become first country to legalize marriage equality through plebiscite
LGBT Pride Month June[8] June is celebrated as Pride in honor of the Stonewall Riots, though Pride events occur all year round. It also marks the month that same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States.
National Coming Out Day October 11 1988[9] Official website
Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day December 8
Pan (Pansexual and Panromantic) Visibility Day May 24 2017 Originally started on Tumblr.[10]Official website
Spirit Day October 20 2010 Official website
Stonewall Riots Anniversary June 28[11] To remember the Stonewall Riots that are described as the start of the Trans and Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. It's a day for people to remember the biracial lesbian and drag king Stormé DeLarverie whose scuffle with the police started the rebellion, and the drag queen Marsha P. Johnson who would have thrown the first brick. [12]
Transgender Awareness Week first two full weeks of November The purpose is to educate about transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues associated with their transition or identity.
Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20 1999
World AIDS Day December 1 1988 Recognized in 1988 by the United Nations[13]

Official website

Agender Pride Day May 19 2017 Started by Ashton of the Instagram
Pulse Nightclub Memorial Anniversary June 12 2017 Annual day of US remembrance for the loss of 49 people in the Pulse nighclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.[14]

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  1. ^ [Official website "About"] Check |url= value (help). Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ [Official website "About"] Check |url= value (help). Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Get Information - Frequently Asked Questions". Day Of Silence. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^ Tran, Mark (2009-10-13). "Arnold Schwarzenegger signs law establishing Harvey Milk Day". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  5. ^ Carreras, Jessica. "Transgender Day of Visibility plans erupt locally, nationwide". PrideSource. Archived from the original on 2013-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Calling for an International Non-Binary Gender Day". 8 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Intersex Awareness Day marked around the world". Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  8. ^ "Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014". The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  9. ^ "National Coming Out Day". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  10. ^ "(Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day)". 
  11. ^ "The Stonewall Riots - 1969". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  12. ^ "The Stonewall Riot - Jun 28, 1969 -". Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  13. ^ "". Retrieved 2016-02-22.  External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ "(Heartbreaking images from the one year anniversary vigil at Pulse nightclub in Orlando)". Mother Jones. Retrieved 12 June 2017.