Important LGBTIQ 2020 dates!
Some of these dates will be changing or cancelled due to COVID19. A list of notable LGBTIQ awareness periods. There are many awareness days, weeks and months that focus on LGBTIQ matters.
SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS
14 FEB 2020 – 1 MAR 2020
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, at one stage temporarily the Sydney Mardi Gras, or locally Mardi Gras, is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney, Australia, attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is a day for schools, students and the community to say Bullying. No Way!
TRANS DAY OF VISIBILITY
31 March tdov.org
The International TDoV is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives. The holiday was founded in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people’s successes. Please find more information at https://sftdov2018.eventbrite.com.
INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL
EVERY THIRD SUNDAY IN MAY
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries.
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia.
IDAHOBIT on May 17 is a day to stand with the LGBTIQ community. Go rainbow, host an event, or start something big in your school or workplace to make the world better for LGBTIQ people.
We've put together Pride Packs with rainbow ribbons to get you started. Best of all, 100% of proceeds raised go to LGBTIQ youth.
WEAR IT PURPLE
LAST FRIDAY IN AUGUST
Wear it Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.
BI VISIBILITY DAY
Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community.
INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN DAY
International Lesbian Day, an opportunity to highlight the achievements of queer women, and the challenges this section of our community still face.
There’s no clear record of when International Lesbian Day was established, but there is evidence of it occurring as early as 1980 and it originated in Australia and New Zealand. Mark the day to take your favourite lesbians and bisexuals out to lunch or after work drinks, watch lesbian films and play music made by lesbian women, and celebrate lesbian culture.
DAY 26 OCTOBER
The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and documents and shares the histories and works of the intersex movement.
SPRINGOUT PRIDE FESTIVAL
ALL OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR
SpringOUT is Canberra’s LGBTIQ pride festival. Held in November each year, it is a month-long pride festival that celebrates Australia’s most LGBTIQ-friendly city and its LGBTIQ community in all its fabulous diversity.
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.
TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK
SECOND WEEK IN NOVEMBER
Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organisations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.
TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
WORLD AIDS DAY
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2020
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about HIV and AIDS. It is a day for the community to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died of AIDS related conditions or other conditions associated with HIV.