LGBT Days You Need to Know + Ultimate LGBT Hashtag Calendar

Do you want to celebrate the LGBT community all year long? If so, you came to the right place. We gathered the ultimate list of LGBT days you need to know to show your support for the diverse community, along with hashtags you should include in your social media campaigns.

Celebrate the LGBT Community 365 Days a Year

We all know that Pride Month is celebrated in June, but we have the power to raise awareness around the challenges the LGBT community faces every day. You can strengthen your diversity initiatives and connect with the LGBT community on a meaningful level with authentic and creative marketing campaigns targeting your employees, customers and friends.

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Tip: We include relevant and well-researched hashtags in our social media posts for clients like TransNewYork. The result? Thousands of organic likes, comments and impressions.

Use this calendar to help you plan your campaigns ahead of time so you can develop strong content that informs and inspires. Our team compiled this comprehensive list of LGBT days so you can spend your time doing what you love: writing and designing impactful content.

Hashtags for LGBT Days of Importance

We included popular hashtags for each day listed on the calendar. Make sure to include these hashtags in your social media posts to reach and engage target audiences who want to see LGBT-related content like yours. Check out our top social media secrets to learn how to leverage hashtags to gain more likes, comments and followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Tip: Bookmark this page so you can reference it quickly when you’re developing your social media and marketing content calendars each month. It includes all the LGBT days you need to develop timely marketing campaigns that drive results.

February

February 7

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Day | #NBHAAD #NationalBlackHIVAIDSAwarenessDay
  • Encouraging HIV/AIDS testing and education in BIPOC communities.

February 12

  • National Freedom to Marry Day | #FreedomToMarry #LGBTMarriage
  • Celebrating and promoting marriage between same-sex couples since 1999, and fighting for the rights of all members of the LGBTQ+ community to get married.

February 20-26 (or the week after Valentine’s Day)

  • Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week | #AromanticAwareness #AromanticAwarenessWeek
  • Raising awareness and showing support to people who are aromantic or on the aromantic spectrum

February 25 (or the last Friday in February)

  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day (February) | #StandUpToBullying
  • Semi-annual event where participants sign and wear a pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying 

March

March 1

  • Zero Discrimination Day | #ZeroDiscriminationDay #ZeroDiscrimination
  • Observed to join together against discrimination and inequality in healthcare, including fighting against HIV/AIDS stigma 

March 17

  • Bayard Rustin’s Birthday | #HappyBirthdayBayard
  • On this day in 1912, Bayard Rustin was born. A Black gay innovator, Rustin is known for being the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, and for working with other civil rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

March 21-25 (Last Week of March)

  • National LGBT Health Awareness Week | #LGBTHealthAwarenessWeek #LGBTHealth
  • Promoting the health and wellness of the LGBTQ community, sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health 

March 31

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility | #TransDayOfVisibility #TransgenderDayOfVisibility
  • Celebrating the transgender and gender non-conforming communities while raising awareness to save transgender lives

April

April 22

  • Day of Silence | #DayOfSilence
  • Taking a vow of silence to reverse the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ youth 

April 26

  • Lesbian Visibility Day | #LesbianVisibilityDay #LesbianVisibility
  • Celebrating lesbian role models, life, culture and diversity 

May

May 1 (or the first Sunday in May)

  • International Family Equality Day | #InternationalFamilyEqualityDay #FamilyEquality
  • Celebrating diversity and equality for LGBTQ families 

May 16

  • National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day | #LGBTElders
  • Honoring and paying tribute to the elders in the LGBTQ+ community who paved the way for younger generations 

May 17

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia | #May17 #InternationalDayAgainstHomophobia
  • Draws attention to violence and discrimination towards LGBTQ people 

May 19

  • Agender Pride Day | #AgenderPride
  • Celebrates agender people 

May 22-29 (2022 dates to be confirmed)

  • Queer and Transgender Asian American/Pacific Islander Week | #APAEverywhere
  • Celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Established 2021 in the Castro District of San Francisco. 

May 22

  • Harvey Milk Day | #HarveyMilk #HarveyMilkDay
  • In memory of Harvey Milk, gay rights activist and politician

May 24

  • Pansexual/Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day | #PansexualPride #PanromanticPride
  • Promoting visibility and awareness of pansexual and panromantic people

June

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We launched a record-breaking Pride Month social media campaign for Miami Beach Pride June 1-30. The campaign highlighted community leaders who are advancing LGBTQ+ rights in Miami Beach and beyond, resulting in exponential follower growth and engagement. Explore our Miami Beach Pride case study to learn more.

June 1-30

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month | #LGBTQPrideMonth #LGBTQPride #PrideMonth
  • Annual month-long celebration showcasing the beauty, diversity, and history of the LGBTQ+ community

June 5

  • HIV Long-Term Survivors Day | #HLTSAD
  • Highlighting the resilience of people living with HIV/AIDS while advocating for a better quality of life for them

June 12

  • Pulse Night of Remembrance | #PulseNightclub #RememberPulse
  • Held in remembrance of the 49 people who were murdered in the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 

June 26

  • Same-Sex Marriage is Legalized in the U.S. | #LoveWins #SCOTUSMarriage #GayMarriage
  • On this day in 2015, the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states, and requires to honor all out-of-state marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges 

June 28

  • Stonewall Riots Anniversary | #RememberStonewall #StonewallRiots
  • Remembering the 1969 Stonewall Riots at Stonewall Inn, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

July

July 14

  • International Non-Binary People’s Day | #NonBinaryPeoplesDay #NonBinaryPride
  • Celebrating the accomplishments of non-binary people and addressing the issues they face

July 16

  • International Drag Day | #DragDay #InternationalDragDay
  • Giving drag artists room to express their creativity and contributions to LGBTQ culture

August

August 24

  • Marsha P. Johnson’s Birthday | #HappyBirthdayMarsha #MarshaPJohnson
  • On this day in 1945, Marsha P. Johnson was born. Famous for being one of the initiators of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, Johnson was a gay liberation activist and a self-identified drag queen. Her legacy would go on to influence many in the LGBTQ+ community.

September

September 17-24

  • Bisexual Awareness Week | #BiWeek #BisexualAwarenessWeek
  • Promotes the visibility of bisexuality and culminates on Bi Visibility Day

September 23

  • Bi Visibility Day | #BiDay #BiVisibilityDay #BiVisibility
  • Celebrating bisexual pride

October

October 1-31

  • U.S. LGBT History Month | #LGBTQHistory #LGBTQHistoryMonth
  • Celebrating the achievements of important LGBTQ figures and important moments in LGBTQ history

October 8

  • International Lesbian Day | #InternationalLesbianDay #LesbianDay
  • Celebrating lesbians and lesbian culture around the world

October 11

  • National Coming Out Day | #NationalComingOutDay
  • Celebrating coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community while fostering safe environments where people feel comfortable to come out

October 12

  • Matthew Shepard Passes Away | #MatthewShepard
  • On this day in 1998, Matthew Shepard passed away from injuries he received after being the victim of a hate crime just four days earlier for being a gay man

October 19

  • International Pronouns Day | #InternationalPronounsDay
  • Promoting the act of asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns

October 20

  • Spirit Day | #SpiritDay #LGBTQYouth
  • Wearing purple to stand with LGBTQ youth and speaking out against LGBTQ bullying

October 22

  • Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Preventions Act passed | #MatthewShepard #JamesByrdJr
  • This act was passed into law on this day in 2009 to prevent hate crimes. The act honors Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

October 26

  • Intersex Awareness Day | #IntersexAwarenessDay #IntersexPride
  • Commemorating the first intersex protest that took place in Boston; celebrating people who are intersex

October 24-28 (Last Week of October)

  • Asexual Awareness Week | #AsexualAwarenessWeek #AsexualAwareness #AsexualPride
  • Educating people about different asexual identities and experiences

November

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We published this Instagram post for our client, TransNewYork, in celebration of Transgender Awareness Week in November. Make sure to plan your campaigns ahead of time so you can share smart, fun and creative content that performs well!

November 13-19 (Second Week of November)

  • Transgender Awareness Week | #TransAwarenessWeek #TransIsBeautiful
  • Educating people about transgender and gender non-conforming people and issues the community faces

November 8

  • Intersex Day of Remembrance | #IntersexDayOfRemembrance
  • Highlights issues faced by intersex people

November 18 (or the third Friday in November)

  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day (November) | #StandUpToBullyingDay #StandUpToBullying
  • Semi-annual event where participants sign and wear a pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying

November 20

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance | #TransDayOfRemembrance #TDOR
  • Honors the memory of lives lost in acts of anti-transgender violence

December

December 1

  • World AIDS Day | #WorldAIDSDay
  • Opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS

December 8

  • Pansexual Pride Day | #PansexualPrideDay #PansexualPride
  • Celebrating pansexuality

December 10

  • Human Rights Day | #HumanRightsDay
  • Commemorating the day in 1948 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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