List of LGBT holidays

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The following is a list of notable LGBT awareness days.

Name Date Year Started Notes
Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27[1] 2005 The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.[2]
LGBT History Month (UK) February 2005
International Transgender Day of Visibility March 31 2009[3]
Day of Silence April[4] 1996 Day varies from year to year. Official website
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia May 17[5] Official website
Harvey Milk Day May 22 2010 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.
Stonewall Riots Anniversary June 28[7]
International Drag Day July 16 Official website
Bisexual Awareness Week September 2014 [8] Begins the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Official website
Celebrate Bisexuality Day September 23 1999 Also referred to as Bisexual Pride Day, Bi Visibility Day, CBD, Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day. [9]
LGBT History Month (USA) October 1994 Official website
National Coming Out Day October 11 1988[10] Official website
Ally Week October Official website
Spirit Day October 16 2010 Official website
Intersex Awareness Day October 26 1996
Asexual Awareness Week October 2010[11] Dates vary and may extend into November. Official website
Ace Day May 8 2015 Official website
Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day) November 8 Marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin.
Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20 1999 Official website
World AIDS Day December 1 Official website
Human Rights Day December 10 Official website

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  1. ^ "International Holocaust Remembrance Day". United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  2. ^ "General Assembly Decides to Designate 27 January as Annual Internationa Day of Commeration to Honour Holocaust Victims". United Nations. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  3. ^ Carreras, Jessica. "Transgender Day of Visibility plans erupt locally, nationwide". PrideSource. 
  4. ^ "Get Information - Frequently Asked Questions". Day Of Silence. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  5. ^ "International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  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. ^ [Official website "About"]. Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  9. ^ [Official website "About"]. Bisexual Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "National Coming Out Day". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  11. ^ "About Us". Asexual Awareness Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014.