1675267200 and 1675878437

All LGBTQ+ Awareness Days in 2023 You Need To Know About

Here is a comprehensive list of all notable LGBTQ+ pride awareness calendar for 2023. 

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. 

The top of the page is a short list of all the dates, and the bottom includes details for each LGBTQ+ awareness period and their significance. Keep this page bookmarked so that you can stay up to date all year round in 2023!

Article continues below



The Complete LGBTQ+ Calendar 2023

February 2023

March 2023

April 2023

Article continues below



May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

Article continues below



August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

Article continues below



November 2023

December 2023


List of All LGBTQ+ Awareness Periods 2023 With Detailed Explanation for Each Period

February

All month: LGBT+ History Month 2023 (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. 

17 Feb – 5 March: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2023 

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 2023, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023 events will take place concurrently, from 17 February to 5 March 2023. 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will happen on 25 February 2023. 

Article continues below



19–25 February: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week 2023 

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. 

March

1 March: Zero Discrimination Day 2023

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.

21 March: Omnisexual Awareness Day 2023

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

Article continues below



31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility 2023

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. 

April

6 April: International Asexuality Day 2023

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. 

23 April: Day of Silence (US) 2023 

The Day of Silence is an annual event, usually held in April, that serves as a day of protest for the LGBTQ+ community. 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. 

Article continues below



26 April: International Lesbian Visibility Day 2023 

International Lesbian Visibility Day is a day to recognise and celebrate the contributions of lesbian women around the world. 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. 

26 April – 2 May: Lesbian Visibility Week 2023

Lesbian Visibility Week begins on International Lesbian Visibility Day (26 April), and recognises and celebrates the contributions of lesbian women around the world. 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. 

May

17 May: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2023 

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. 

Article continues below



19 May: Agender Pride Day 2023

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. 

24 May: Pansexual Visibility Day 2023

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. 

June

All month: Pride Month 2023

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.

28 June: Stonewall Riots Anniversary 2023

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.

Article continues below



July

6 July: Omnisexual Visibility Day 2023

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

11–17 July: Non-Binary Awareness Week 2023

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). 

14 July: Non-Binary People’s Day 2023

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.

Article continues below



16 July: International Drag Day 2023

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. 

August

25 August: Wear It Purple Day 2023 (Australia)

Wear It Purple Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of 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. 

September

16–22 September: Bisexual Awareness Week 2023 

Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual event observed in September to celebrate and recognise the bisexual community. 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. 

23 September: Bisexual Visibility Day 2023

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.

Article continues below



October 

All month: LGBT History Month 2023 (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.

8 October: International Lesbian Day 2023

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. 

11 October: National Coming Out Day 2023

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.

20 October: International Pronouns Day 2023

International Pronouns Day is an annual event that is held on the third Wednesday of October every year. 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. 

Article continues below



24 October: Asexual Awareness Week (Ace Week) 2023

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. 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. 

26 October: Intersex Awareness Day 2023

Intersex Awareness Day is a day that seeks to raise awareness about intersex people and the struggles that they face in society. 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. 

November

All month: Transgender Awareness Month 2023 

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. 

Article continues below



6 November: Transgender Parent Day 2023

Transgender Parent Day is a special day celebrated annually to honour and recognise transgender parents and parents of transgender children. This day is opposed to the more traditional Mothers’ or Fathers’ Days. 

Transgender Parent Day was first established in 2009.

8 November: Intersex Day of Remembrance 2023 

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. 

13–19 November: Transgender Awareness Week 2023 

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. 

20 November: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023 

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. 

Article continues below



December

1 December: World AIDS Day 2023

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). 

8 December: Pansexual Pride Day 2023

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. 

10 December: Human Rights Day 2023

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.



Article continues below



Article continues below



Leave a comment

Comments you post will be moderated

Check out our best selling products