A number of days each year are dedicated to calling attention to the importance of HIV and STD testing, coming out, gay rights, and other issues that are important to the LGBTQ community.

They provide good opportunities to create blogs, highlight a link to gettested.cdc.gov or another website, or invite users to take action to support our community.

  • February
    7 – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • March
    10 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    20 – National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility

  • April (STD Awareness Month)
    Early April (day varies from year to year) Day of Silence
    10 – National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    18 – National Transgender HIV Testing Day
    26 – Lesbian Visibility Day

  • May
    3 – International Family Equality Day

    17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
    18 – HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
    19 – Hepatitis Testing Day
    19 – National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    22 – Harvey Milk Day
    24 – Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

  • June (LGBT Pride Month)
    5 – HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
    26 – U.S. Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary
    27 – National HIV Testing Day
    28 – Stonewall Riots Anniversary
  • September
    18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
    Bisexual Awareness Week begins the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day
    23 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day
    27 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • October (LGBT History Month)
    11 – National Coming Out Day
    15 – National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    19 – National LGBT Center Awareness Day. To recognize the work of LGBT community centers.
    20 – Spirit Day. To speak out against the bullying of LGBT people.
    26 – Intersex Awareness Day
    23 – 29 – Asexual Awareness Week
  • November
    8 – Intersex Day of Remembrance
    20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • December
    1 – World AIDS Day
    8 – Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
    10 – Human Rights Day