LGBTQA+ Days of Observance

The week after February 14th

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

A week to promote information and awareness about aromantic spectrum identities and the issues they face.

 

March 31

Trans Day of Visibility

A day to celebrate the trans community in a positive light, celebrating their lives and cultural achievements. This observance date was founded in 2009 by transgender activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker, the head of Transgender Michigan.

 

April 26

Lesbian Visibility Day

Annual day to celebrate, recognize, and bring visibility to lesbians.

 

May 17

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

To raise awareness of violence, discrimination, abuse, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide.

 

May 19

Agender Pride Day

A day celebrated internationally to promote awareness of agender individuals.

 

May 24

Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day

An annual day to promote awareness of, and celebrate, pansexual and panromantic identities.

 

June

LGBT Pride Month

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.

 

June 12

Pulse Night of Remembrance

Annual day of US remembrance for the loss of 49 LGBT people in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.

 

June 28

Stonewall Riots Anniversary

A day to remember the Stonewall Riots, a reaction to the NYPD raid of the Stonewall Inn. This initial event was a galvanizing force for LGBT political activism, and argued by some to be the birth of the gay rights movement, in the United States and around the world.

 

The week surrounding July 14

Non-Binary Awareness Week

A week dedicated to non-binary people.

 

July 14

Non-Binary People's Day

An annual day to celebrate and bring visibility to people who are non-binary in the LGBT+ community. The date is the precise midpoint between International Men's Day and International Women's Day.

 

September 16-22

Bisexual Awareness Week

Also referred to as BiWeek and Bisexual+ Awareness Week, a week to celebrate bisexual identity.

 

September 23

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Also referred to as Bisexual Pride Day, CBD, Bisexual Pride, and Bi Visibility Day.

 

October

LGBT History Month

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.

 

October 8

Lesbian Day

An annual day celebrating lesbian culture that originated in New Zealand and Australia, but is now celebrated internationally.

 

October 11

National Coming Out Day

A day to celebrate the act of coming out, founded in the United States by gay rights activists Robert Eichberg and Jean O' Leary on 1988 in Washington, DC, United States.

 

The third Wednesday in October

Pronouns Day

An annual event that seeks to make sharing, respecting and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

 

The third Thursday in October

Spirit Day

Day of support for LGBTQ+ youth who are the victims of bullying, as well as to honor LGBTQ+ victims of bullying-related suicide.

 

Last full week in October

Asexual Awareness Week

Week to promote awareness of those on the asexual spectrum.

 

October 26

Intersex Awareness Day

Celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

November

Trans Awareness Month

A month to celebrate transgender and gender nonconforming communities and to raise awareness for this community through education and advocacy activities.

 

The first Sunday in November

Trans Parent Day

A day that celebrates life and the love between transgender parents and their children, and between parents and their transgender children.

 

November 8

Intersex Day of Remembrance

A day designed to raise awareness of the issues faced by intersex people. It marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person.

 

November 13-19

Trans Awareness Week

A week to educate about transgender and gender non-conforming people, and the issues associated with their transition and/or identity.

 

November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

A day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.