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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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Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week

This is a time to share knowledge, culture and reduce stigma Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week is a time to raise awareness, share knowledge, and reduce fear and stigma. We can empower each other by starting conversations, honouring Indigenous people living with HIV/AIDS, and by remembering friends, family, and community members who have passed away from […]

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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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Operation Soap (aka Toronto Bathhouse Raids) Anniversary

Although many gay bathhouses had previously been raided in Canada and other smaller raids followed, Operation Soap is considered a special turning point in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Canada; the raids and their aftermath are today widely considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the 1969 Stonewall riots […]

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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

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Pink Shirt Day

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Over the month of February, and throughout the year, CKNW Kids' Fund's Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem. https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/