Every month at Good Good Good, we plan upcoming good news content for our Instagram, Goodnewsletter, Goodnewspaper, podcast, website, and more. Our work is always centered on hopeful stories about people making a difference in the world — and action steps on how each of us can join in with that good work.

With so many holidays, awareness days, pride weeks, and heritage months happening all year long, we’ve been slowly collecting all of these events in a private internal calendar for years.

We made our Monthly Cause Awareness Calendar publicly available earlier this year, followed by our Disability Awareness Days Calendar — and are now publishing this calendar specifically related to the LGBTQ+ community. 

Our hope is this resource will help you or your organization bring attention to important issues and communities — not just during Pride Month, but all year long. 

Where applicable, we've included resources around highlighted holidays — usually in the form of good news around particular topics — or action steps on how to make a difference. We encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.

We've worked hard to make this the most comprehensive collection of LGBTQ+ days and months on the internet. Always double-check dates, as organizers may occasionally change dates.

Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you need. We'll continue to update it over time.

Holidays & Awareness Months For the LGBTQ+ Community — 2022

January

Holidays

Alice Nkom’s Birthday - January 14th

Rev. James Lewis Stoll’s Birthday - January 18th

Dolly Parton’s Birthday - January 19th

Celebrate this ally’s birthday by reading Dolly Parton’s most inspiring quotes — including about human rights and the LGBTQ+ community

Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity - January 22nd

Brazilian National Day of Transgender Visibility - January 29th

Weeks & Months

National Blood Donor Month

Use this day to advocate for the rights of gay men to be able to donate blood

No Name-Calling Week - Every third week of January

February

Holidays

Anniversary of the Appointment of the First Openly Gay United States Federal Judge, Joseph Gale - February 6th

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7th

National Freedom to Marry Day - February 12th

Audre Lorde’s Birthday - February 18th

Chosen Family Day - February 22nd

Weeks & Months

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week - Week after February 14th

March

Holidays

Zero Discrimination Day - March 1st

International Women’s Day - March 8th

Janet Mock’s Birthday - Marth 10th

Bayard Rustin’s Birthday - March 17th

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - March 21st

Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ Awareness to Celebration Day - March 21st

International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31st

Weeks & Months

Women’s History Month

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week - Every last week of March

April

Holidays

GLSEN Day of Silence - April, Day Varies

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day - April 10th

National Transgender HIV Testing Day - April 18th

Nonbinary Parents Day - Every third Sunday in April

Phill Wilson’s Birthday - April 22nd

Lesbian Visibility Day - April 26th

Weeks & Months

Lesbian Visibility Week - Full week after April 26th

National Deaf LGBTQ+ Awareness Week - Week Varies

May

Holidays

International Family Equality Day - Every 1st Sunday of May

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - May 16th

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia - May 17th

World AIDS Vaccine Day - May 18th

Read about the potential good news about an AIDS vaccine

Agender Pride Day - May 19th

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - May 21st

Harvey Milk Day - May 22nd

Read the best quotes from Harvey Milk

Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day - May 24th

Laverne Cox’s Birthday - May 29th

Weeks & Months

Mental Health Awareness Month

Read about how to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month so you can better support the LGBTQ+ community

Queer and Transgender Asian American/Pacific Islander Week - Every last week of May

June

Holidays

Brandi Carlile’s Birthday - June 1st

Troye Sivan’s Birthday - June 5th

Read about Troye Sivan’s acting debut in a film that fights HIV/AIDS stigma

HIV Long-Term Survivors Day - June 5th

Pulse Night of Remembrance - June 12th

World Refugee Day - June 20th

Learn about the organization Rainbow Railroad is helping LGBTQ+ refugees

Larry Kramer’s Birthday - June 25th

First Use of LGBTQ+ Pride Flag - June 25th

LGBTQ+ Equality Day - June 26th

Anniversary of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. - June 26th

National HIV Testing Day - June 27th

Stonewall Uprising Anniversary - June 28th

Weeks & Months

Pride Month

Read the ultimate guide on ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate Pride Month — and explore this curated list of the best LGBTQ+ pride quotes

July

Holidays

Sylvia Rivera’s Birthday - July 2nd

International Non-Binary People’s Day - July 14th

International Drag Day - July 16th

Weeks & Months

Disability Pride Month

Read and share our guide about the intersection between the disability community and the LGBTQ+ community — and learn how to celebrate Disability Pride Month

August 

Holidays

James Baldwin’s Birthday - August 2nd

Transgender Flag Day - August 19th

Marsha P. Johnson’s Birthday - August 24th

Read about Marsha P. Johnson and dive into her best quotes

Women’s Equality Day - August 26th

Weeks & Months

Gay Uncle’s Day / Guncle’s Day - Every second Sunday in August

September

Holidays

​​National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18th

10th Anniversary of U.S. Repeal of ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ - September 20th

Anniversary of the Founding of It Gets Better Project - September 21st

Celebrate Bisexuality Day / Bi Visibility Day - September 23rd

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Last Friday of September

Weeks & Months

Bisexual Awareness Week - Starts on the Sunday before September 23rd

Ally Week - Last week of September

Banned Books Week

Support LGBTQ+ authors with our guide to how to fight book bans

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Read and share this guide on how to help someone who is contemplating suicide — and read about how suicide rates dropped when gay marriage was legalized

October

Holidays

Dan Savage’s Birthday - October 2nd

National Coming Out Day - October 11th

Matthew Shepard Death Anniversary - October 12th

International Pronouns Day - October 17th

Spirit Day for LGBTQ+ Youth - October 19th

Learn how to support LGBTQ+ youth and take action

LGBT Center Awareness Day - October 19th

Intersex Awareness Day - October 26th

National Transgender Children Day - October 26th

Weeks & Months

LBGTQ+ History Month

Read about LGBTQ+ history from before Stonewall

National Bullying Prevention Month

Asexual Awareness Week (Ace Week) - Last full week of October

November

Holidays

Intersex Day of Remembrance - November 8th

RuPaul’s Birthday - November 18th

International Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20th

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25th

Weeks & Months

Transgender Awareness Week - First two full weeks of November

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

December

Holidays

World AIDS Day - December 1st

Explore good news about the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and around the world

Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day - December 8th

Human Rights Day - December 10th

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - December 17th

Trans Youth Day - December 28th

Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.