Celebrate Rainbow Pride All Year Round: LGBTQ+ Awareness Days

Show your colors and stay informed with this comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ awareness days for 2024! This calendar highlights important dates for visibility, education, and remembrance throughout the year.

Why Are Awareness Days Important?

LGBTQ+ awareness days bring attention to the ongoing fight for equality and the diverse experiences within the Rainbow community. They’re a chance to celebrate progress, raise awareness of issues, and show solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals.

Let’s dive into the Rainbow Spectrum!


  • All Month: LGBT+ History Month (UK): A time to reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
  • Feb 1-29: Pride Month in Auckland – Celebrate with vibrant events all month long!
  • Feb 17: Auckland Rainbow Parade – Don’t miss this dazzling display of pride!
  • Feb 16-Mar 3: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Neighbourly shoutout!)
  • Feb 18-24: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week


  • Mar 1: Zero Discrimination Day – A global day to stand up for equality and inclusion.
  • Mar 21: Omnisexual Awareness Day
  • Mar 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility – Celebrate the strength and resilience of transgender people.


  • Apr 6: International Asexuality Day
  • Apr 12: Day of Silence (US) – Standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ students facing harassment.
  • Apr 26: International Lesbian Visibility Day
  • Apr 22-28: Lesbian Visibility Week


  • May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)
  • May 19: Agender Pride Day
  • May 24: Pansexual Visibility Day


  • All Month: World Pride Month – A global celebration of LGBTQ+ pride!
  • June 28: Stonewall Riots Anniversary – Commemorating the pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history.


  • July 6: Omnisexual Visibility Day
  • July 13-19: Non-Binary Awareness Week
  • July 14: Non-Binary People’s Day
  • July 16: International Drag Day – Yaaas Queen! Let’s celebrate the art of drag.


  • Aug 30: Wear It Purple Day (Australia) – Stand up against bullying for LGBTQ+ youth (This one’s for our Aussie Rainbow kin!)


  • Sept 16-23: Bisexual Awareness Week
  • Sept 23: Bisexual Visibility Day


  • All Month: LGBT History Month (United States)
  • Oct 8: International Lesbian Day
  • Oct 11: National Coming Out Day
  • Oct 16: International Pronouns Day – Respecting pronouns fosters a more inclusive world.
  • Oct 20-26: Asexual Awareness Week (Ace Week)
  • Oct 26: Intersex Awareness Day


  • All Month: Transgender Awareness Month
  • Nov 2: Transgender Parent Day
  • Nov 8: Intersex Day of Remembrance
  • Nov 13-19: Transgender Awareness Week
  • Nov 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance – We remember those lost to violence against the transgender community.


  • Dec 1: World AIDS Day – Raising awareness about HIV and AIDS.
  • Dec 8: Pansexual Pride Day
  • Dec 10: Human Rights Day – Every person deserves equal rights and dignity, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Stay tuned to Rainbow Republic for more in-depth articles and local events throughout the year!