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All 35+ LGBTQ+ Awareness Days in 2024 You Need To Know About

This article is a comprehensive list of all notable LGBTQ+ pride awareness days for 2024. Its sorted chronologically by month, with a short write-up that describes the significance of each LGBTQ+ Awareness Day. Each awareness day is also linked to a full-page article that contains more details about the significance and history of the day, if you’re interested to learn more!

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can stay up to date all year round in 2024!

LGBT awareness days are important because they help bring attention to the issues that members of the LGBT community face, and this list includes many days of visibility, awareness weeks, pride days, and remembrance days.

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The Complete LGBTQ+ Calendar 2024

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List of All LGBTQ+ Awareness Periods 2024 With Detailed Explanation for Each Period

February

All month: LGBT+ History Month 2024 (UK)

The LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in the United Kingdom every February, to commemorate the struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The month has been celebrated since 2005, and is organised by the charity Schools Out UK.

LGBT+ History Month in the United Kingdom was first celebrated in February in 2005. The month is celebrated in February to commemorate the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967.

For more details about the significance and history of LGBT+ History Month, check out our full-page article!

16 Feb – 3 March: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual event held in Sydney, Australia. The Mardi Gras is a large-scale celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. The event is held in late February or early March each year and culminates in a large parade and festival. The event attracts thousands of spectators and participants from across Australia and around the world.

In 2024, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will take place from 16 February to 3 March 2024.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will happen on Saturday, 2 March 2024.

For more details about the significance and history of Mardi Gras, check out our full-page article!

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18-24 February: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week 2024

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place in February to celebrate and raise awareness of aromanticism. Aromanticism is a romantic orientation characterised by a lack of interest in romantic relationships. During Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, people of all gender identities, orientations, and backgrounds come together to celebrate aromanticism and raise awareness of the aromantic spectrum.

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week was created in 2014 to raise awareness and celebrate aromantic identities, as well as increase visibility and understanding of aromanticism within the LGBTQ+ community.

For more details about the significance and history of Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, check out our full-page article!

March

1 March: Zero Discrimination Day 2024

Zero Discrimination Day is an international event celebrated on March 1 each year to promote diversity and inclusivity and to raise awareness about the need to eliminate discrimination in all its forms. The day is part of a global campaign to end discrimination and create a more equitable and just world for all.

Zero Discrimination Day first began in 2014 when the United Nations General Assembly officially declared March 1 as Zero Discrimination Day. The day was established to promote equality and highlight the need for individuals and societies to uphold the principle of zero discrimination, which is based on the belief that everyone should be treated equally and with respect, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or any other form of discrimination.

For more details about the significance and history of Zero Discrimination Day, check out our full-page article!

21 March: Omnisexual Awareness Day 2024

Omnisexual Awareness Day is an annual observance celebrated on 21 March. The day was created to recognise and celebrate people who identify as omnisexual. It is an opportunity to learn and share information about the diversity of gender identities, sexual orientations, and expressions.

For more details about the significance and history of Omnisexual Awareness Day, check out our full-page article!

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31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility 2024

Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual day that is celebrated around the world on March 31 to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of transgender and gender non-conforming people. It is a day to recognise the diversity of transgender identities and to support the transgender community.

Transgender Day of Visibility first began in 2009 as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of transgender people and bring awareness to the discrimination they face.

The day was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall, in response to the lack of visibility for transgender people, as well as the violence and discrimination they face.

For more details about the significance and history of International Transgender Day of Visibility, check out our full-page article!

April

6 April: International Asexuality Day 2024

International Asexuality Day is an annual event celebrated on April 6 to recognise and celebrate asexuality and the asexual community. The day is intended to create awareness and understanding of the full asexual spectrum — asexual, demisexual, or gray asexual — and to celebrate the diversity of sexual and romantic orientations. It is an opportunity to recognise the contributions and diverse experiences of asexual people.

The first International Asexuality Day was celebrated in 2021 and involved asexuality organisations from at least 26 countries.

For more details about the significance and history of International Asexuality Day, check out our full-page article!

12 April: Day of Silence (US) 2024

The Day of Silence is an annual event, usually held in April, that serves as a day of protest for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2024, the National Day of Silence is observed on 12 April. On this day, people all over the world take a vow of silence to raise awareness of the struggles faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at school.

The Day of Silence started off in 1996 with a group of 150 students in a single school in the United States — the University of Virginia. The students were protesting the bullying, harassment, and silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.

For more details about the significance and history of Day of Silence, check out our full-page article!

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26 April: International Lesbian Visibility Day 2024

International Lesbian Visibility Day is a day to recognise and celebrate the contributions of lesbian women around the world. International Lesbian Visibility Day is celebrated annually on 26 April. The day was created in 2008 to raise awareness of the issues faced by lesbians, and to encourage them to live authentically. International Lesbian Visibility Day is celebrated annually on April 26th, and is supported by various organisations and individuals around the world.

International Lesbian Visibility Day was first celebrated in 2008 to bring attention to the issues that lesbian women face around the world. The day was started in order to bring visibility to the struggles and successes of these women in the fight for equality. International Lesbian Visibility Day also serves to create a safe space for lesbians and bisexual women to celebrate and express themselves.

For more details about the significance and history of International Lesbian Visibility Day, check out our full-page article!

22–28 April: Lesbian Visibility Week 2024

Lesbian Visibility Week recognises and celebrates the contributions of lesbian women around the world. In 2024, Lesbian Visibility Week is celebrated from 22–28 April. The week was created to raise awareness of the issues faced by lesbians, and to encourage them to live authentically.

Lesbian Visibility Week was first celebrated in mid-July in 1990, and was conceived out of lesbians' frustrations with the higher visibility of LGBT men than LBGT women. The organisers intended to gain more awareness from this week.

For more details about the significance and history of Lesbian Visibility Week, check out our full-page article!

May

17 May: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2024

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) (sometimes IDAHOBIT) is an annual event that takes place on 17 May in order to draw attention to the discrimination and violence faced by LGBT people worldwide.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) was first conceived in 2004 as a grassroots effort to draw attention to the discrimination faced by LGBT people around the world. The event was first held in 2005, and is held on 17 May in order to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1990.

For more details about the significance and history of IDAHOTB, check out our full-page article!

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19 May: Agender Pride Day 2024

Agender Pride Day is a day dedicated to celebrating people who identify as agender. Agender people are those who do not identify as having a gender, or who identify as having no gender at all. This day is a celebration of the diversity of gender identities and a reminder of the importance of creating a safe and inclusive space for all genders.

Agender Pride Day first started in 2017, as a day for those who identify as agender to celebrate their identity and to recognise the struggles that they have faced in a world that often sees gender as a binary concept.

For more details about the significance and history of Agender Pride Day, check out our full-page article!

24 May: Pansexual Visibility Day 2024

Pansexual Visibility Day (also called Pansexual Awareness Day) is an annual event celebrated in May to recognise, celebrate, and honour the experiences of people who identify as pansexual. This day was created to acknowledge and recognise the existence of pansexual individuals around the world, as well as to raise awareness of pansexuality and the issues that pansexual people face.

In 2014, the day was founded by a group of pansexual individuals, activists, and allies in an effort to bring attention to the pansexual community and to raise awareness of the issues they face. Since then, the day has become a celebration of the pansexual identity, an opportunity to educate others on pansexuality, and a day to support and empower the pansexual community.

For more details about the significance and history of Pansexual Visibility Day, check out our full-page article!

June

All month: Pride Month 2024

Pride Month is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other) community that takes place in June each year. This month is a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come together to celebrate their identities and fight for their rights.

The month of June was originally chosen to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which were sparked by a police raid on a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City. This event was a pivotal moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement and has been seen as the beginning of the fight for equal rights.

For more details about the significance and history of Pride Month, check out our full-page article!

28 June: Stonewall Riots Anniversary 2024

The Stonewall Riots Anniversary is an annual event that celebrates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York City. The Stonewall Riots were a series of violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community that took place from June 28th to July 3rd of 1969. The riots were spurred by a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. During the raid, police officers physically and verbally abused patrons of the bar, leading to a violent revolt that is widely recognised as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement.

For more details about the significance and history of the Stonewall Riots Anniversary, check out our full-page article!

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July

6 July: Omnisexual Visibility Day 2024

Omnisexual Visibility Day is an annual observance celebrated on 6 July. The day was created to recognise and celebrate people who identify as omnisexual. It is an opportunity to learn and share information about the diversity of gender identities, sexual orientations, and expressions.

For more details about the significance and history of Omnisexual Visibility Day, check out our full-page article!

8–14 July: Non-Binary Awareness Week 2024

Non-Binary Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place during July, in the week that surrounds Non-Binary People’s Day. This week is used to raise awareness and celebrate the diversity of gender identities that exist outside of the traditional gender binary. This week is also a time for the Non-Binary community to come together and share their experiences and stories, as well as to create a space for education and advocacy.

Non-Binary Awareness Week was first launched in 2020, and was designed to surround Non-Binary People’s Day on 14 July (which was already celebrated since 2012).

For more details about the significance and history of Non-Binary Awareness Week, check out our full-page article!

14 July: Non-Binary People’s Day 2024

Non-Binary People’s Day is an annual celebration of non-binary genders and identities. It was first observed on July 14th, 2012 and is celebrated every year on the same day. The day is intended to celebrate and honour the existence of non-binary people and to raise awareness of the unique challenges they face in society.

It was first recognised in 2015, and is celebrated on July 14 each year.

For more details about the significance and history of Non-Binary People’s Day, check out our full-page article!

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16 July: International Drag Day 2024

International Drag Day is celebrated on July 16 every year. It is a day to celebrate and honour the art of drag and the drag culture. This day was created to recognise and appreciate the drag queens, drag kings, and all members of the LGBTQ+ community who have made a significant contribution to the drag community.

The International Drag Day was founded by Adam Stewart in 2009 through his fan page for Drag queens on Facebook, with a main objective to provide Drag artists with the space to expose their creativity and culture in a proper way.

For more details about the significance and history of International Drag Day, check out our full-page article!

August

30 August: Wear It Purple Day 2024 (Australia)

Wear It Purple Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of August. In 2024, Wear It Purple Day falls on 30 August. The purpose of Wear It Purple Day is to celebrate diversity and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Participants are encouraged to wear purple, a colour in the rainbow flag, and to show support for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Wear It Purple Day was founded in 2010 in Australia by two young people, Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams, who wanted to create a safe, visible space for LGBTQ+ youth to express themselves and feel accepted. Wear it Purple Day was created in response to the suicide of New Jersey teen Tyler Clementi.

For more details about the significance and history of Wear It Purple Day, check out our full-page article!

September

16–23 September: Bisexual Awareness Week 2024

Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual event observed in September to celebrate and recognise the bisexual community. In 2024, Bisexual Awareness Week falls on 16–23 September. The week is typically marked with various events and activities that promote bisexual visibility and acceptance.

Bisexual Awareness Week, also referred to as BiWeek, was first celebrated in 2014, and was an extention of Bisexual Visibility Day (23 September), which has been celebrated since 1999.

For more details about the significance and history of Bisexual Awareness Week, check out our full-page article!

23 September: Bisexual Visibility Day 2024

Bisexual Visibility Day is an annual event that takes place on September 23rd each year. The day is dedicated to celebrating bisexuality and raising awareness of the bisexual community. It is an opportunity to recognise the accomplishments and contributions of bisexual people and to make their visibility more visible.

Bisexual Visibility Day was first celebrated in 1999 as a way to recognise and celebrate bisexual people, bisexual history, and bisexual culture. The day was founded by three bisexual activists: Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida, and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas.

For more details about the significance and history of Bisexual Visibility Day, check out our full-page article!

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October

All month: LGBT History Month 2024 (United States)

LGBT History Month is celebrated in the United States every October to honour the history and achievements of the LGBT community. The event was first launched in 1994, and was created to recognise the contributions of LGBT people throughout history.

For more details about the significance and history of LGBT History Month, check out our full-page article!

8 October: International Lesbian Day 2024

International Lesbian Day is a day to recognise and celebrate the contributions of lesbian women around the world, and is mostly celebrated in New Zealand and Australia. There is no specific date to when this day started, though some claim that it started in New Zealand in 1980, but others claim that it started in Australia in 1990.

For more details about the significance and history of International Lesbian Day, check out our full-page article!

11 October: National Coming Out Day 2024

National Coming Out Day is an annual event celebrated on October 11th. It is a day of celebration and hope for those in the LGBTQ+ community, who are coming out to the world and expressing their true authentic selves. This event was first observed in 1988 by a group of activists in the United States, and since then, it has become a global phenomenon.

The day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary, two gay rights activists. They chose October 11th to commemorate the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. They chose this date to symbolise the importance of coming out and to remember those who had come out in the past.

For more details about the significance and history of National Coming Out Day, check out our full-page article!

16 October: International Pronouns Day 2024

International Pronouns Day is an annual event that is held on the third Wednesday of October every year. In 2024, International Pronouns Day is observed on 16 October. It serves to raise awareness of the importance of respecting, sharing, educating, and correctly using pronouns.

International Pronouns Day was first observed on October 17, 2018. The day was created to raise awareness about the importance of using gender-inclusive language and respecting everyone’s pronouns.

For more details about the significance and history of International Pronouns Day, check out our full-page article!

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20–26 October: Asexual Awareness Week (Ace Week) 2024

Asexual Awareness Week (also called Ace Week) is an annual event that takes place at the end of October to celebrate and recognise the diversity of asexuality. In 2024, Ace Week falls on 20–26 October. It is a time to educate the public about asexuality, to celebrate and recognise asexual people, and to build awareness and solidarity.

Asexual Awareness Week was created by Sara Beth Brooks in 2010 as a way to raise awareness of asexuality, which is a form of orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction.

For more details about the significance and history of Ace Week, check out our full-page article!

26 October: Intersex Awareness Day 2024

Intersex Awareness Day is a day that seeks to raise awareness about intersex people and the struggles that they face in society. In 2024, Intersex Awareness Day will fall on Saturday, 26 October 2024.

Intersex people are individuals whose physical or genetic makeup does not fit the traditional definitions of male and female. The day is intended to celebrate intersex people and recognise the unique challenges they face in society.

Intersex Awareness Day was first celebrated in 1996, when a group of intersex and transgender activists organized a public demonstration in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more details about the significance and history of Intersex Awareness Day, check out our full-page article!

November

All month: Transgender Awareness Month 2024

Transgender Awareness Month is an annual celebration of transgender history and the transgender community. It is celebrated every November to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs on November 20th. The month is centered around educating people about the transgender community, raising visibility of transgender people, and advocating for their rights.

For more details about the significance and history of Transgender Awareness Month, check out our full-page article!

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2 November: Transgender Parent Day 2024

Transgender Parent Day is a special day celebrated annually on the first Sunday of November, to honour and recognise transgender parents and parents of transgender children. This day is opposed to the more traditional Mothers’ or Fathers’ Days. In 2024, Transgender Parent Day falls on 2 November.

Transgender Parent Day was first established in 2009.

For more details about the significance and history of Transgender Parent Day, check out our full-page article!

8 November: Intersex Day of Remembrance 2024

Intersex Day of Remembrance (also known as Intersex Solidarity Day) is an annual observance held on November 8th to raise awareness of the human rights issues faced by intersex people around the world.

Intersex Day of Remembrance (also known as Intersex Solidarity Day) is an annual observance to commemorate and bring awareness to the experiences of intersex individuals. It began in 2005, following an invitation issued by Joëlle-Circé Laramée, then Canadian spokeswoman for Organisation Intersex International.

For more details about the significance and history of Intersex Day of Remembrance, check out our full-page article!

13–19 November: Transgender Awareness Week 2024

Transgender Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place during the week of 13–19 November. It leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is held on 20 November annually.

Transgender Awareness Week is an annual event that began in 2017 to bring attention to the issues faced by transgender people and their allies.

For more details about the significance and history of Transgender Awareness Week, check out our full-page article!

20 November: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2024

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that honours and remembers those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was created in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was brutally murdered in Allston, Massachusetts.

For more details about the significance and history of Transgender Day of Remembrance, check out our full-page article!

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December

1 December: World AIDS Day 2024

World AIDS Day is an annual event observed worldwide on December 1st every year. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and to remember those who have died from the disease. The day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988. The day was founded by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO).

For more details about the significance and history of World AIDS Day, check out our full-page article!

8 December: Pansexual Pride Day 2024

Pansexual Pride Day is an annual celebration of the pansexual community, which recognises, celebrates and brings visibility to those who identify as pansexual. It is celebrated in December each year and is an important opportunity for pansexual people to come together, celebrate their identities, and advocate for a more inclusive society.

For more details about the significance and history of Pansexual Pride Day, check out our full-page article!

10 December: Human Rights Day 2024

Human Rights Day is an annual event celebrated every year on December 10th to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This day serves as an important reminder that all people are born equal and have certain rights and freedoms that must be respected and protected.

For more details about the significance and history of Human Rights Day, check out our full-page article!

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