List of LGBT awareness days

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The following is a list of notable LGBTQIAP awareness days.

Name Date Year Started Notes
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.
LGBT History Month (UK) February 2005
International Transgender Day of Visibility March 31 2009[1] Celebrated to bring awareness to transgender people and their identities as well as recognize those that helped fight for rights for transgender people
Day of Silence April[2] 1996 Day varies from year to year. Started by GLSEN to raise awareness for bullying in LGBT youth Official website
Lesbian Visibility Day April 26 2008
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia May 17[3] 2004 Began in 2004, date chosen as May 17 to commemorate the ending of classifying homosexuality as a disease by the World Health Organization in 1990 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
Pan (Pansexual and Panromantic) Visibility Day May 24 2015 Originally started on Tumblr.[5]Official website
LGBT Pride Month June[6] 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.
Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. Anniversary June 26 2015 Decision made by SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States)
Stonewall Riots Anniversary June 28[7] To remember the Stonewall Riots that are described as the start of the Trans and homosexual Liberation Movement in the United States. It was the trans women of color who helped put Stonewall on the map. Let's not forget the incredible women who helped make it happen: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. [8]
Bisexual Awareness Week September 2014 [9] 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.[10]
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.
National Coming Out Day October 11 1988[11] Official website
Spirit Day October 20 2010 Official website
Intersex Awareness Day October 26 1996 Celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, MA[12] Official website
Asexual Awareness Week October 2010[13] Dates vary and may extend into November. Official website
Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) November 8 Marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin. Official website
Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20 1999
Ace Visibility Day November 26 2015[14] Originally started on Tumblr.[15]
World AIDS Day December 1 Recognized in 1988 by the United Nations[16] Official website
Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day December 8
Human Rights Day December 10 Official website

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Carreras, Jessica. "Transgender Day of Visibility plans erupt locally, nationwide". PrideSource. 
  2. ^ "Get Information - Frequently Asked Questions". Day Of Silence. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^ "International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  4. ^ Tran, Mark (2009-10-13). "Arnold Schwarzenegger signs law establishing Harvey Milk Day". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  5. ^ "(Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day)". 
  6. ^ "Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014". The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  7. ^ "The Stonewall Riots - 1969". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  8. ^ "The Stonewall Riot - Jun 28, 1969 -". Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  9. ^ [Official website "About"] Check |url= value (help). Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  10. ^ [Official website "About"] Check |url= value (help). Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "National Coming Out Day". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  12. ^ "Intersex Awareness Day marked around the world". Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  13. ^ "About Us". Asexual Awareness Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
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  15. ^ "Ace Visibility Day". 
  16. ^ "". Retrieved 2016-02-22.  External link in |title= (help)