Office of LGBTQA Affairs

International LGBTQA Dates to Know

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March 

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), March 31, is a day to show your support for the trans community. It brings attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.

April

  • Day of Silence, April 12, 2019 (day varies from year to year) is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of ant-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.
  • Lesbian Visibility Day, April 26.

May

June

September

October

  • LGBT History Month (U.S.) was first celebrated in 1994 was declared a national history month by President Barack Obama in 2009 to encourage openness and education about LGBT history and rights. 
  • National Coming Out Day, October 11, celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people's coming out experiences and journeys.
  • Spirit Day, October 20, is a day millions wear purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Purple symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag.
  • Intersex Awareness Day, October 26, is celebrated to commemorate the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America.
  • Asexual Awareness Week, October 22-28, is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to the asexual community and allies around the world.

November 

  • Intersex Solidarity Day, November 8, is also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance and marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a now-famous French intersex person. 
  • International Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, memorializes those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice and honors Rita Hester, who was murdered on November 28,1998. Visit GLAAD Transgender Day of Remembrance for more information.

December 

  • World AIDS Day, December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.