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Pulse Tragedy

Our community will never forget June 12, when the Pulse tragedy deeply impacted our LGBTQ+, Latin and other communities of color. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, announced the dedication of June 12 annually as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” This announcement formally dedicates June 12 […]

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U.S. Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

The availability of legally recognized same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state (Massachusetts) in 2004 to all fifty states in 2015 through various court rulings, state legislation, and direct popular votes. States each have separate marriage laws, which must adhere to rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States that recognize […]

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National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. This is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day/

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Stonewall Anniversary

The Stonewall riots, also known as the Stonewall uprising, Stonewall rebellion, or simply Stonewall, were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan […]

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International Nonbinary People’s Day

International Non-Binary People's Day is observed each year on 14 July and is aimed at raising awareness and organising around the issues faced by non-binary people around the world. The day was first celebrated in 2012, started by Katje van Loon. The date was chosen for being precisely midway between International Men's Day and International […]

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Bisexual Awareness Week

The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration held from September 16–23. It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23. The celebration promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community, as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating bisexual rights. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_Awareness_Week

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

The AIDS Institute leads this observance day. This day brings attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV and to their health and social needs. https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/aging/

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Bi Visibility Day/Celebrate Bisexuality Day

The annual 23 September celebration started in 1999 as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, created by three bi activists from the USA – Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida (also well-known as the creator of the bisexual flag), and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas. It has also been variously known as Bi Pride Day, […]

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LGBT History Month

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month. Gay […]

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International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day is an annual awareness day that celebrates the L in LGBTQ+. On October 8, lesbians in different countries come together to celebrate their identity and discuss specific issues that homosexual women face on a daily basis, as well as to make themselves seen and heard both within the LGBTQ+ community and outside […]

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National Coming Out Day

Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, asexual, intersex, or Two-Spirit, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality this Coming Out Day! We first observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, 1988, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights as a […]