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Spirit Day (Anti-Bullying)

Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi. Promoted by GLAAD, observers wear the color […]

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Ace Week

Ace Week, formerly Asexual Awareness Week, is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness and expanding education of asexuality. The week gives all of us an opportunity to celebrate how far our community has come and to dream about the future we will create together. https://aceweek.org/

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Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day is an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children.  The day also provides an opportunity for reflection and political action.  Between October 26 and November 8, intersex organizations bring attention to the challenges intersex individuals face, culminating in the Intersex Day of […]

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Ace Week

Ace Week, formerly Asexual Awareness Week, is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness and expanding education of asexuality. The week gives all of us an opportunity to celebrate how far our community has come and to dream about the future we will create together. https://aceweek.org/

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Trans Parent Day

This day celebrates the life, love and diversity that exists between transgender parents and their children and transgender children and their parents.

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Intersex Day of Solidarity

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex_Day_of_Remembrance

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually (from its inception) on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people. […]

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. […]

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Pansexual Pride Day

December 8th is National Pansexual Pride Day which recognizes the strides taken by the pansexual and panromantic community to be accepted and understood.

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Human Rights Day

December 10th marks one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. The Declaration […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

This day remembers the terrible legacy of the Holocaust, the systematic state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately 6 million Jews, by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators between 1933 and 1945. HRC also remembers the millions of ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and political opponents of the Nazis killed during this period. […]

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD

This observance is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities.  The first National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was marked in 1999 as a grassroots-education effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in communities of color. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nbhaad.html