Calendar of LGBTQ Awareness Days

There are a number of days each year that are dedicated to calling attention to the importance of testing, HIV and STD awareness, 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

  • February 7
    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March

  • March 10
    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 20
    National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 31
    International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

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

May

  • May 3
    International Family Equality Day
  • May 17
    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 18
    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • May 19
    Hepatitis Testing Day
  • May 19
    National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • May 22
    Harvey Milk Day
  • May 24
    Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

June

  • The month of June is LGBT Pride Month
  • June 5
    HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
  • June 26
    Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. Anniversary
  • June 27
    National HIV Testing Day
  • June 28
    Stonewall Riots Anniversary

September

  • September 18
    National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • September 23
    Celebrate Bisexuality Day
    Bisexual Awareness Week begins the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • September 27
    National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

October

  • The month of October is LGBT History Month
  • October 11
    National Coming Out Day
  • October 15
    National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • October 19
    National LGBT Center Awareness Day. To recognize the work of LGBT community centers.
  • October 20
    Spirit Day. To speak out against the bullying of LGBT people.
  • October 26
    Intersex Awareness Day
  • October 23-October 29
    Asexual Awareness Week

November

  • November 8
    Intersex Day of Remembrance
  • November 20
    Transgender Day of Remembrance

December

  • December 1
    World AIDS Day
  • December 8
    Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
  • December 10
    Human Rights Day