Aussie & International LGBTIQ+ Days of Significance

Our list of LGBTIQ+ days of significance. Memorial days, remembrance and awareness days that are celebrated and commemorated in Australia.

20 Feb


World Day of Social Justice

The World Social Justice Day is observed to commemorate and urge all efforts to combat social exclusion, unemployment, and poverty. The United Nations General Assembly recognises that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among all nations.

1 March


Zero Discrimination Day

On Zero Discrimination Day we celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity. Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and, above all, a movement for change. Zero Discrimination Day is helping to create a global movement of solidarity to end all forms of discrimination.

31 March


Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

24 - 30 April


Lesbian Visibility Week

Lesbian Visibility Week aims to show solidarity with all queer women and non-binary people in our communities, as well as celebrating lesbians. Lesbian Visibility Week is a voice for unity and lifts up all women, especially those who come from marginalised communities.

17 May


International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT)

31 years ago - on May 17, 1990 - the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

24 May


Pansexual Visibility Day

Pan Visibility Day is on May 24th and is a day to celebrate and recognise those who identify as pansexual. A pansexual person is someone who is sexually or romantically attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender.

28 May


LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

The day was inaugurated in Brisbane in 2020 by the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation. This year the day will be observed nationally by LGTBIQA+ communities, organisations and their friends, families, and allies.



Global Pride Month

Pride Month is a month, typically June, dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTIQ+) pride. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969, and has since spread worldwide. Modern day Pride Month both honors the movement for LGBTIQ+rights and celebrates queer culture.

16 Jul


International Drag Day

The International Drag Day is an annual event on July 16 that aims to celebrate and recognize the Drag art all around the world.

14 Jul


International Non-Binary 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.

28 Aug


Wear It Purple Day

Wear it Purple Day is an annual LGBTIQA+ awareness day especially for young people, based in Australia. Supporters wear purple to celebrate diversity and young people from the LGBTIQA+ community. The Day is organised by Wear it Purple, a student run, not-for-profit organisation, providing presentations and workshops.

23 Sep


Bi Visibility Day

Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration week held in September, from September 16 through the 23rd. It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23. The celebration promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community and creates a platform for advocating bisexual rights.

27 Sep


Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

A day to recognize the disproportionate impact of HIV among gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and to raise awareness about the importance of expanding access to HIV testing, prevention, screening, and care services.

8 Oct


International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day is a day for lesbians the world over to come together to celebrate lesbian history, diversity and culture. Recognised annually, the day gives an opportunity for women, families and friends to connect, celebrate and also raise awareness about the importance of community.

11 Oct


National Coming Out Day

First celebrated in 1988 in the US, National Coming Out (NCOD) day is on October 11, and is an opportunity for LGBTQI people to celebrate the importance of presenting one’s authentic self to the world.

18 Oct


International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

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24-30 Oct


Asexual Awareness Week

Asexual Awareness Week celebrated in Australia is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world.

26 Oct


Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day each October 26, designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people.

13 - 19 Nov


Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is a one-week celebration leading up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence.

20 Nov


Transgender Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the trans lives lost to acts of transphobia and discrimination.

1 Dec


Word AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

8 Dec


Pansexual Pride Day

On December 8, we celebrate Pansexual Pride Day in honor of pansexuals, or people who are attracted to others regardless of gender.

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