As we usher in the year 2024, the calendar is adorned with a vibrant tapestry of celebrations that embrace the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. From Pride Month to Transgender Day of Remembrance, the upcoming year is poised to be a testament to the progress and inclusivity achieved in recent times. These festivities not only commemorate historical milestones and advocate for equal rights but also serve as powerful platforms for fostering understanding, acceptance, and love. As we anticipate the joyous gatherings and meaningful observances, let us embark on a journey through the multitude of LGBT holidays that await, each offering a unique opportunity to honor the richness of queer culture and acknowledge the ongoing efforts towards a more inclusive world.

While a plethora of holidays exists, it’s crucial to acknowledge that you are not obligated to observe every holiday on this list. However, it is essential to be respectful towards those who choose to celebrate them. Similarly, individuals who opt not to partake in certain holidays deserve respect, as everyone has the right to select and prioritize the celebrations that resonate with them.

Here is a list that aims to be mostly comprehensive of LGBT+ holidays, HIV awareness events, Anti-Bullying initiatives, and heritage months scheduled for 2024.

January:

15 – 19: No Name Calling Week

27th: International Holocaust Remembrance Day


February:

Black history Month

7th: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

18th – 24th: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

28th: HIV is Not A Crime Awareness Day


March:

Women’s History Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

8th: International Women’s day

10th: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

20th: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

20th – 26th: National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week

31st: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April:

2nd: Sexual Assault Awareness Day

6th: International Asexuality Day

10th: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

12th: Day of Silence

18th: National Transgender HIV Testing Day

18th: Nonbinary Parents Day

22nd: Harvey Milk Day

26th: Lesbian Visibility day

 

May: 

Mental Health Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage

Jewish American Heritage Month

17th: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

24th: Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day

 

June:

Pride Month

1st: LGBTQ Families Day

12th: Pulse Night of Remembrance

15th: Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Bostock decision expanding protections to LGBTQ employees

26th: Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing marriage equality

27th: National HIV Testing Day

28th: Stonewall Day

 

July:

14-20: Nonbinary Awareness Week

16th: International Drag Day

 

August:

11th: Gay Uncles Day

20th: Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

 

September:

National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

18th: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

16-23: Bisexual+ Awareness Week w/ Bisexuality Day on the 23rd

27th: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

 

October:

LGBTQ History Month

National Italian American Heritage Month

8th: International Lesbian Day

11th: National Coming Out Day

15th: National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

16th: International Pronouns Day

17th: spirit day

19th: National LGBT Center Awareness Day

20-26: Asexual Awareness Week

26th: Intersex Awareness Day

 

November:

Indian Heritage Month

3rd: Transgender Parent Day

13-19: Transgender Awareness Week

20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

December: 

1st: World AIDS Day

8th: Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day

10th: Human Rights Day

14th: HIV Cure Research Day


Source:

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