Awareness Months and Days

Awareness Months and Days

January

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month; Cervical Health Awareness Month

  • January 11th: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • January 27th: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

Black History Month

  • February 4th: Rosa Parks Day
  • February 20th: World Day of Social Justice
  • February 23rd-March 1st: Eating Disorder Awareness Week

March

Women’s History Month

  • March 1st: Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 8th: International Women’s Day
  • March 21st: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 31st: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • Day of Silence (Varies)
  • April 7th: World Health Day
  • April 18th: National Transgender HIV Testing Day
  • April 22nd: Earth Day
  • April 26th: Lesbian Visibility Day

May

AAPI Heritage Month; Jewish American Heritage Month; Mental Health Awareness Month

  • May 8th: Asexual Visibility Day
  • May 10th – May 16th: National Women’s Health Week
  • May 17th: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 18th: World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • May 21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 22nd: Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

June

LGBTQ Pride Month; PTSD Awareness Month

  • June 5th: World Environment Day
  • June 12th: Pulse Night Remembrance
  • June 19th: Juneteenth
  • June 26th: LGBT Equality Day
  • June 26th: Anniversary of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.
  • June 27th: National HIV Testing
  • June 28th: Stonewall Riots Anniversary

July

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

August

  • August 9th: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People’s
  • August 26th: Women’s Equality Day

September

National Hispanic Heritage Month (From Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th); Suicide Prevention Month

  • September 15th: International Day of Democracy
  • September 23rd: Celebrate Bisexuality Day
    • During Bisexuality Awareness Week
  • Last week of September is Ally Week

October

LGBT History Month; Hispanic Heritage Month; Filipino American History Month; National Bullying Prevention Month; Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • First week in October: Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • October 10th: World Mental Health Day
  • October 11th: National Coming Out Day
  • October 19th: Spirit Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day
  • October 26th: Intersex Awareness Day
  • Last full week in October: Asexual Awareness Week

November

Native American Indian/ Alaska Native Heritage Month

  • First Two Full Weeks of November: Transgender Awareness Week
  • November 4th – November 11th: Student Recognition Week
  • November 8th: Intersex Day of Remembrance
  • November 8th: First Generation Recognition Day
  • November 20th: International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 25th: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December

  • December 1st: World AIDS Day
  • December 2nd: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 8th: Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
  • December 10th: Human Rights Day
  • December 18th: International Migrants Day