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Notable LGBTQ dates

The LGBTQ+ community also has noteworthy dates that bring awareness to the different identities and challenges that came with being part of the community. Such dates recognize their identity and struggles such as

  • Lesbian Visibility Day (April 26th)
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31st)
  • Pansexual Visibility (May 24th)
  • Bisexual Visibility Day (September 23rd)

There are also days for identity awareness like Bisexual Awareness Week (week of September 23rd), Asexual Awareness Week (3rd week of October), Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th), and Transgender Awareness Week (2nd week of November).

Additionally, holidays like International Non-Binary People’s Day (July 14th) and Pansexual Pride Day (December 8th) are celebrations when people take pride in their identity especially during Pride Month (June).

Furthermore, there are events that promote respect and consideration such as International Pronouns Day (3rd Wednesday in October) wherein choice of pronouns is shared and respected, and Trans Parent Day (1st Sunday in November) to honor not only transgender parents but also parents with transgender kids.

The dates that follow acknowledges the hardship and the arduous journey the LGBT2Q+ faced. Those dates include:

  • International Day Against Homophobia
  • Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) (May 17th)
  • National Coming Out Day (October 11th)
  • Spirit Day (Anti-Bullying) (3rd Thursday in October)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th)

Places like the UK and Turtle Island, North America celebrate LGBT History Month wherein one looks back to the history of LGBT and the gay rights and civil movements in line with it on February and October respectively.