Pride is celebrated all over the world. However, not every country celebrates the same things. This article will go through Pride events and awareness days celebrated throughout America.
Four different months celebrate Pride and the history of diverse sexual identities and gender orientations. However, there are six other weeks and twenty-four different awareness periods.
These are all celebrated either internationally or in the United States.
Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
AroSpec Awareness Week takes place every February in the week following Valentine’s Day. It usually begins on the Sunday following.
Bisexual Health Awareness Month
Bisexual Health Awareness Month has been in March since 2014.
This month’s goal is to raise awareness regarding the bisexual community’s economic, social, and health disparities and inspire action to improve the well-being of bi people in America.
Zero Discrimination Day
Zero Discrimination Day has been on the 1st of March since 2014. The United Nations promotes and celebrates this day to celebrate equality.
Trans Day of Visibility
Trans Day of Visibility has been on the 31st of March since 2009. This day promotes the positive aspects of the trans community and celebrates how they have affected their lives and cultures.
International Asexuality Day
International Asexuality Day is on the 6th of April and promotes all identities of the ace umbrella, which first began in 2021.
International Day Of Pink
The International Day of Pink has been on the second Wednesday in April since 2007.
Celebrated worldwide, participants are encouraged to wear pink shirts to show solidarity against bullying and homophobia.
Day of Silence
The Day of Silence has been on the second Friday in April since 1996. The University of Virginia first organized it, but GLSEN now organizes it.
Lesbian Visibility Day
Lesbian Visibility Day has been on the 26th of April since 2008. It is celebrated worldwide to recognize and raise awareness of lesbian culture.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has been celebrated on the 17th of May since 2005.
The main goal of this day is to bring more awareness to the violence and discrimination against the LGBT community worldwide.
Agender Pride Day
Agender Pride Day is celebrated on the 19th of May to celebrate and bring more visibility to agender people.
Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk Day occurs on the 22nd of May and has honored gay activist Harvey Milk since 2010. It commemorates the assassinated politician in California, his home state.
Pansexual And Panromantic Awareness Day
Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness Day is celebrated on the 24th of May and has done so since 2015. Its goal is to celebrate and raise awareness of those identifying as panromantic and pansexual.
LGBT Pride Month
Celebrated throughout June, Pride Month is celebrated to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots. It is also the same month that the United States legalized same-sex marriage.
HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day has been on the 5th of June since 2014. It highlights the strength and resilience of HIV and AI0Ds survivors while working to improve their quality of life.
Pulse Night Of Remembrance
Since 2017, the Pulse Night of Remembrance occurred on the 12th of June to commemorate the victims of the shooting of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.
Stonewall Riots Anniversary
The Stonewall Riots Anniversary occurs on the 28th of June every year and has been honored since 1969. This event is viewed as the catalyst of the gay liberation movement in America and globally.
Non-Binary Awareness Week
Non-Binary Awareness Week starts on the Monday surrounding the 14th of July since 2020.
Non-Binary People’s Day
Non-Binary People’s Day has been on the 14th of July since 2012. Its goal is to celebrate and raise awareness to non-binary folks.
Drag Day has been on the 16th of July since 2009. It celebrates and recognizes drag art throughout the world.
Bisexual Awareness Week
Bisexual Awareness Week takes place from the 16th to the 22nd of September and first began in 2014.
Bisexual Awareness Week, or #BiWeek as it’s also known, exists to advocate and promote acceptance for the bisexual community. It is an extension of Bi Pride.
Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Celebrate Bisexuality Day takes place on the 23rd of September and has occurred since 1999. It follows after #BiWeek.
LGBT History Month
Celebrated throughout October, it’s existed since 1994, but since 2009, President Obama declared it a national month. LGBT History Month works to celebrate and educate everyone on the rights and history of the LGBT community.
Lesbian Day is on the 8th of October and started in New Zealand in the 80s. Since then, it has grown, and Lesbian Day now happens globally.
National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day has been on the 11th of October since 1988. It began in the U.S. and grew to all 50 states by the 90s. It is now celebrated around the world.
Genderfluid Visibility Week
Genderfluid Visibility Week, or Fluid Week, takes place from the 17th to the 24th of October. It celebrates those who identify as non-binary and genderqueer.
Pronouns Day has taken place on the third Wednesday of October since 2018. Pronouns Day aims to educate everyone on respecting personal pronouns and sharing them.
Spirit Day occurs on the third Thursday of October and honors and supports members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been bullied.
It also serves to commemorate members of the LGBTQ+ community who have committed suicide due to bullying.
Intersex Awareness Day
Intersex Awareness Day has taken place on the 26th of October since 1996. It commemorates the first protest for the intersex community in Boston.
Ace Week has taken place in the last week of October since 2010. The purpose of Ace Week is to raise awareness and celebrate all parts of the asexual umbrella.
Trans Awareness Month
Trans Awareness Month takes place throughout November and has done so since 2017. It celebrates the transgender communities and those that don’t conform to a particular gender.
This month raises awareness and educates about the trans community.
Trans Parent Day
Trans Parent Day has taken place on the first Sunday of November since 2009. It recognizes and celebrates the life of trans parents and their kids or vice-versa.
Intersex Day Of Remembrance
The Intersex Day of Remembrance has taken place on the 8th of November since 2005. It is to bring awareness to the challenges the intersex community faces.
Trans Awareness Week
Trans Awareness Week takes place from the 13th to the 19th of November and has occurred since 2017. The goal of Trans Awareness Week is to educate people about gender, gender identity issues and transition.
Transgender Day Of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance occurred on the 20th of November and has been so since 1999. It is a day to remember the victims of transphobic murder.
These are every Pride month, day, and awareness period in America or worldwide. As you can see, various different events raise awareness of diverse genders and sexual orientations.
Knowing this, many occur, so know that these awareness periods show you that you’re not alone.
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