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LGBTQA+ Center staff are available for in-person visits and by phone, email and Zoom to support students.

Awareness Days

Events Awareness Days

LGBTQA+ Awareness Months and Days serve the purpose of creating visibility of and raising support for marginalized populations within the community. For some awareness days, volunteers set up a booth in the Nebraska Union to share information about the day.

Awareness Days PDF

JANUARY

National Mentoring Month

  • Third week in January |  No Name-Calling Week
  • January 27 |  International Holocaust Remembrance Day

FEBRUARY

Black History Month

  • February 14 |  Valentine’s Day
  • Week after February 14 |  Aromantic Awareness Week
  • February 20 |  World Day of Social Justice

MARCH

Women’s History Month
Bisexual Health Awareness Month

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

APRIL

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • April, day varies |  Day of Silence
  • April 18 |  National Transgender HIV Testing Day
  • April 22 |  Earth Day
  • April 26 |  Lesbian Visibility Day

MAY

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month

  • May 17 |  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 18 |  World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • May 21 |  World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 22 |  Harvey Milk Day
  • May 24 |  Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

JUNE

LGBTQA+ Pride Month

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

JULY

  • July 14 |  International Non-Binary People’s Day

AUGUST

  • August 9 |  International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 26 |  Women’s Equality Day

SEPTEMBER

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)

  • September 15 |  International Day of Democracy
  • Starting the Sunday before September 23 |  Bisexual Awareness Week
  • September 23 |  Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • Last week in September |  Ally Week

OCTOBER

LGBTQA+ History Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)
Filipino American History Month
National Bullying Prevention Month

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

NOVEMBER

Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

  • First two full weeks in November: |  Transgender Awareness Week
  • November 8 |  Intersex Day of Remembrance
  • November 20 |  International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 25 |  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

DECEMBER

  • December 1 |  World AIDS Day
  • December 3 |  International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 8 |  Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
  • December 10 |  Human Rights Day