When is national coming out day in 2023

National Coming Out Day is an important part of the LGBT+ calendar and it takes place in the second week of October.

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated back in the late 80s and aims to bring awareness the how LGBT+ people often have to navigate the tricky process of coming out to the people around them. Of course, many LGBT+ people face multiple coming outs over their lifetimes.

Coming out is a process by which LGBT+ people tell co-workers, schoolmates, family or friends that they are non-heterosexual. You can read some great tips on how to come out over at THEGAYUK.

It was first celebrated or marked in the USA 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary and the official logo was created by artist, Keith Haring.

Since its inauguration, the day has become widely celebrated outside of the US.

October 11 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

In 2023 National Coming Out Day takes place on the 11th of October 2023, which is a Wednesday.

What does the Rainbow flag represent?

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The rainbow flag was first designed and unveiled in 1978 by San Francisco artist, Gilbert Baker, who sadly passed away in 2017.

Speaking about the rainbow as a symbol for LGBT+ people Gilbert Baker said,

“There was no other international symbol for [the LGBT+ community] than the pink triangle which the Nazis used to identify homosexuals in concentration camps,

“Even though the pink triangle was and still is a very powerful symbol, it was very much forced upon us”.

Can you buy coming-out gifts?

If someone you know has gone through the process of coming out, you can always acknowledge their journey with a coming out card or even a small gift, as a gesture of your appreciation of their journey. We’ve put together some ideas for bisexual coming out, asexual coming out, gay coming out, lesbian coming out, transgender coming out and non-binary coming out.

We also have a selection of cards for a transgender coming out or cards for a lesbian, gay or bisexual coming out.

To find out other days in the LGBT+ calendar click here.

When is Queer History month in Germany?

Queer History Month is an annual event held in Berlin, Germany during the month of June to celebrate and raise awareness of the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. The event aims to highlight the contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals to society and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

Queer History Month was first held in Berlin in 2017, and has since grown into a major event, with a wide range of activities and events taking place throughout the month. T

hese include exhibitions, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and performances, all focused on highlighting the rich and diverse history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community.

The event is an opportunity for people to learn about the experiences and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history, and to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of the community to art, literature, science, politics, and social movements. It is also a time to reflect on the ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, and to work towards greater equality and justice for all.

Queer History Month is an important reminder of the rich and diverse history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community, and a call to action for greater understanding, acceptance, and inclusivity.

It is a time to celebrate the unique contributions and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, and to work towards a world in which all people are valued and respected for who they are.

Pride UK & Ireland Gay Pride Events Calendar 2024


Here’s THE PRIDE SHOP’s 2024 UK & Eire Pride Events Calendar. It’s the UK’s most up-to-date list with over 180 prides taking place in 2024. We’ll be updating this list every week.

If your event is not listed here or you would like us to make any changes, please contact us.

This page is in date order. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the alphabetical list.

Pride 2024 dates
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Feb 2024

February 2024 Pride Events
23rd-25th February 2024Student Pride 2024 / London

MARCH 2024

March 2024 Pride Events
TBC March 2024Inverurie Pride 2024

APRIL 2024

TBC April 2024Stonehaven Pride 2024
TBC April 2024Bury Pride 2024
TBC April 2024Falmouth Pride 2024

MAY 2024

TBC May 2024Cheltenham Picnic 2024
TBC May 2024Furness Pride 2024 / Barrow In Furness
TBC May 2024Colwyn Bay Pride 2024
15th-18th May 2024Trafford Pride 2024 (Sale Manchester)
TBC May 2024Camborne Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Aberdeen Pride 2024
24th-26th May 2024Birmingham Pride 2024
18th May 2024Swansea Pride 2024
25th May 2024Chichester Pride 2024
TBC May 2024St Austell Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Wexford Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Witney Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Durham Pride 2024
31st May – 1st June 2024Mayo Pride 2024

JUNE 2024

1st June 2024Mayo Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Arran Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Oxford Pride 2024
1st – 2nd June 2024People’s Pride 2024 in Southampton
TBC June 2024Uxbridge Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Saltash Pride 2024
TBC June 2024York Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Inishowen Pride 2024 / Donegal
TBC June 2024Waterford Pride 2024 / Pride Of The Deise
TBC June 2024Blackpool Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Bracknell Forest Pride 2024
8th-9th June 2024Canterbury Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Corby Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Dundee Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Enfield Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Hereford Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Peterhead Pride 2024
TBC June 2024St Ives & Hayle Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Weymouth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Wolverhampton Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Bodmin Pride 2024
15th June 2024Barry Pride / Vale Of Glamorgan 2024
June 2024Cambridge Pride 2024
22nd-23rd June 2024Cardiff / Pride Cymru 2024
15th June 2024Chippenham Pride
22nd June 2024Exmouth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Hay Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Kirklees / Huddersfield Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Omagh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Salford Pride 2024 / Pink Picnic
TBC June 2024Silloth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Cirencester Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Forest Gayte Pride 2024 / East London
TBC June 2024Caerffili (Caerphilly) Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Dublin Pride 2024
22nd June 2024Edinburgh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Ellesmere Port Pride 2024
22nd June 2024Essex Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Fraserburgh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Mablethorpe Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Newbury Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Peterborough Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Rochdale Pride 2024
2023 June 2024Stoke On Trent Pride 2024
June 2024Lancaster Pride 2024
29th June 2024Abergavenny Pride 2024
29th June 2024Pride In London
TBC June 2024Sheffield Pride 2024

JULY 2024

6th July 2024Portsmouth Pride 2024
6th July 2024Luton Pride 2024
6th July 2024Bridlington Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Bude Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Clacton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Fife Pride 2024 / Kirkcaldy
TBC July 2024Ilkley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Shetland Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tavistock Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Weston-Super-Mare Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Batley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Carlow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Brighton Bear Weekend 2024
TBC July 2024Bournemouth Pride 2024 / Bourne Free
5th-6th July 2024Worthing Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Bradford Pride 2024
13th July 2024Bristol Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Crewe Pride 2024 / Pride In The Park
TBC July 2024Hebridean Pride 2024 / Stornaway
TBC July 2024Limerick Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Northampton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Penzance Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Portobello (Porty) Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Sparkle Weekend 2024 / Manchester
July 2024Sunderland Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Trans Pride London 2024
TBC July 2024Wokingham Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Worksop Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Skipton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Barnsley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Brighton Trans Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Croydon Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Deal Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Dundalk Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Glasgow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Huntly Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Kerry Pride 2024
13th July 2024Llanelli Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Macclesfield Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Mardi Gla / Glasgow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Nantwich Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Pembrokeshire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Redruth Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Southend-On-Sea Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Suffolk Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tameside Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tamworth Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Worcestershire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Cinderford Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Kendal Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Oldham Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Cleethorpes & Grimsby Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Congleton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Drogheda Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Highland Pride 2024 / Inverness
July 2024Lichfield Pride 2024
July 2024Newquay Pride 2024
20th-21st July 2024Northern Pride 2024 / Newcastle
TBC July 2024Pride on Sea 2024 (Burnham-on-sea & Highbridge)
TBC July 2024Taunton Pride 2024
21st July 2024Chesterfield Pride 2024
TBCJuly 2024Bolton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Belfast Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Eastbourne Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Folkestone Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Grassington Pride 2024 (Pride In The Dales)
TBC July 2024Liverpool Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Llandovery Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Malvern Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Morecambe Pride 2024
27th July 2024Norwich Pride 2024
27th July 2024New Forest Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Hebden Bridge 2024 / Happy Valley Pride
TBC July 2024Hull Pride 2024
27th July 2024Nottinghamshire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Waltham Forest Pride 2024
TBC July 2024West Lothian Pride 2024 / Livingston
TBC July 2024Stockport Pride 2024


TBC August 2024Belper Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Brighton Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Plymouth Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Sligo Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tonbridge Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Cork Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Ely Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Leeds Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tewkesbury Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Colchester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Doncaster Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Dumfries Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Galway Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Keighley Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Margate Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Middlesex Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Leeds 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Manchester 2024
TBC August 2024Wigan Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Wakefield Pride 2024
TBC August 2024South Wingfield Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Calderdale Pride 2024 / Halifax
17th August 2024Chester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Crawley Pride 2024
31st August 2024Hertfordshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024High Wycombe Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Isle Of Wight Pride 2024
TBC August 2024King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Pride 2024
17th August 2024Lincoln Pride 2024
17th August 2024Medway Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Scotland 2024
TBC August 2024UK Black Pride 2024
17th August 2024Warwickshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Barnet Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tunbridge Wells Pride 2024
23rd-26th August 2024Manchester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Perthshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Dover Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Foyle Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Harrogate Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Ludlow Pride 2024
24th-25th August 2024Southampton Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Truro Pride 2024
24th August 2024Walsall Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Youghal Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Hastings Pride 2024
25th August 2024Scunthorpe Pride 2024
25th August 2024Sesku Pride 2024 (South Elmsall, South Kirby, Upton)
30th – 1st August 2024Oban Pride 2024


30th – 1st August 2024Oban Pride 2024
September 2024Basildon Pride 2024
September 2024Bi Pride UK 2024
September 2024Brecon Pride 2024
September 2024Chase Pride 2024
September 2024Didsbury Pride 2024/ South Manchester
September 2024Herne Bay Pride 2024
September 2024Irlam & Cadishead Pride 2024
September 2024Leicester Pride 2024
September 2024Moray Pride 2024
September 2024Newport Pride 2024
September 2024Oban Pride 2024
September 2024Reading Pride 2024
September 2024Swale Pride 2024
September 2024Torbay Pride 2024 
September 2024Derby Pride 2024
September 2024Eastleigh Pride 2024
September 2024Gloucester Pride 2024
September 2024Milton Keynes Pride 2024
September 2024Surrey Pride 2024
September 2024Channel Islands Pride 2024 / Jersey
September 2024Teignmouth Pride 2024
September 2024Trans Pride Northern Ireland 2024
September 2024Whitehaven / Pride At The Harbourside
September 2024Wolds Pride 2024 / Pocklington
September 2024Cumbria Pride 2024 / Carlisle
September 2024Harworth and Bircotes Pride 2024
September 2024Preston Pride 2024
September 2024Ramsbottom Pride 2024
September 2024Scarborough Pride 2024
September 2024Shrewsbury Pride 2024

Retired Prides. As far as we can tell these prides are no longer active.

TBCRomford Pride 2024
Yeovil Pride 2024
Rhondda Pride 2024

These are the prides that are taking place this weekend (24th/25th June)

If you’re looking to go to pride this weekend, 24th and 25th of June then you’re in luck as there are plenty of choices that stretch right across the UK.

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The UK is home to over 170 pride events, you can find them listed over at The at our handy pride calendar and this weekend there are around 10 pride events to choice from Scotland to Abergavenny to Forest Gate in London. Dublin Pride also takes place this weekend.

What Prides are taking place this weekend?

No matter where you are this weekend, you're sure to be near a pride event in the UK

Here are the prides and when they take place, click on the name of the event to find out more about their event and start times.

23 – 25 June 2023Forest Gayte Pride 2023 / East London
24 June 2023Dublin Pride 2023
24 June 2023Edinburgh Pride 2023
24 June 2023Ellesmere Port Pride 2023
24 June 2023Fraserburgh Pride 2023
24 June 2023Rochdale Pride 202
24 June 2023Stoke On Trent Pride 2023
24th June 2023Warrington Pride
26 June 2023Abergavenny Pride 2023
28 June 2023Sheffield Pride 2023

When was the first pride in the UK?

The first Pride event in the UK, known as the UK’s first official Gay Pride Rally, took place in London on July 1, 1972. 

The event, organized by the Gay Liberation Front, saw around 2,000 participants marching from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park. It was a significant milestone in the LGBTQ+ rights movement and marked the beginning of an annual tradition of Pride celebrations in the UK.

Since then, Pride events have grown in size, visibility, and importance, spreading to various cities and regions across the country. At last count there were over 170 prides in the UK. 

What can you expect from a Pride in the UK?

Attending a Pride event is a unique and vibrant experience that offers a wide range of activities and celebrations. While each Pride event may have its own distinct features, here are some common elements you can expect:

arade or March: Pride events often kick off with a colorful parade or march, where participants walk, dance, and celebrate through the streets. The parade showcases a diverse range of LGBTQ+ individuals, community organizations, allies, and floats representing different causes.

  1. Festivities and Entertainment: Pride events typically include live performances, music concerts, drag shows, dance parties, and other forms of entertainment. You can expect a lively and celebratory atmosphere, with a variety of artists, performers, and DJs taking the stage.
  2. Community Engagement: Pride is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to come together and engage with community organizations, advocacy groups, and supportive businesses. You’ll find booths, stalls, and information centers where you can learn about resources, support networks, and activism opportunities.
  3. Pride Merchandise: Pride events often feature vendors and stalls selling a wide range of merchandise, including rainbow flags, clothing, accessories, pins, stickers, and various LGBTQ+ pride-themed items. It’s a chance to show your support and purchase items that represent your identity and pride.
  4. Workshops and Panel Discussions: Many Pride events also host educational workshops, panel discussions, and speaker sessions covering various LGBTQ+ topics, such as activism, health and wellness, legal rights, and social issues. These provide opportunities for learning, dialogue, and community empowerment.
  5. Visibility and Expression: Pride events are known for their acceptance and celebration of diverse identities. Attendees often express themselves through colorful costumes, unique fashion, body art, and creative displays of individuality. Pride is a space where people feel free to be themselves without judgment.
  6. Inclusive Environment: Pride events strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees. They promote acceptance, respect, and equality for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies. You can expect a supportive atmosphere where you can celebrate, connect, and feel a sense of belonging.

When is the Day of Silence? And where does it happen?

When is the Day Of Silence in the US?

The Day of Silence in the US is usually observed on the Second Friday in April each year. In 2023, the Day of Silence is scheduled for April 14th. The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBTQ+ bullying, harassment, and discrimination in schools. During this day, students take a vow of silence to represent the silencing of LGBTQ+ voices and to raise awareness about the impact of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ+ individuals.

When was the first Day Of Silence?

The first Day of Silence was organized by students at the University of Virginia in 1996 to bring attention to anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment in schools. The event was inspired by a similar protest called the “Day of Absence” which was organized by African American civil rights activists in the 1960s. The first Day of Silence was a small, local event, but it quickly spread to other schools and universities across the United States. Today, the Day of Silence is a nationally recognized event that is observed by students in middle schools, high schools, and colleges throughout the country.

Who is Day of Silence for?

The Day of Silence is for anyone who wants to raise awareness about anti-LGBTQ+ bullying, harassment, and discrimination in schools. The event is often organized by students and allies in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, but anyone can participate regardless of age or background. The Day of Silence is especially important for LGBTQ+ students who may feel isolated or excluded in school due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. By participating in the Day of Silence, students can show their support for LGBTQ+ students and raise awareness about the need for safe and inclusive schools. The event is also a reminder to educators, administrators, and policymakers about the importance of creating welcoming and supportive environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

How do I show up for Day of Silence?

When is the Day of Silence in the US?
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The Day of Silence in the US is usually observed on the third Friday in April each year. Here are some steps on how to participate in the Day of Silence:

  1. Get involved: Find out if your school or organization is participating in the Day of Silence, or start your own event if there isn’t one already planned.
  2. Plan ahead: Decide how you will participate in the Day of Silence. Will you remain silent for the entire day or just for part of it? Will you wear a t-shirt or other visible sign of support?
  3. Spread the word: Let your friends, family, and colleagues know about the Day of Silence and why it is important. Use social media, posters, or flyers to spread the message.
  4. Be prepared: If you plan to remain silent for the day, be prepared with note cards or other ways to communicate when necessary. You can also wear a button or t-shirt that explains the reason for your silence.
  5. Reflect and educate: Use the Day of Silence as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment in schools and to educate others about the need for safe and inclusive schools.
  6. Break the silence: At the end of the day, break your silence and participate in a debriefing or other event to reflect on your experiences and discuss next steps.

Remember, the Day of Silence is a student-led event, so be sure to follow the guidelines and rules set by your school or organization. It is also important to prioritize your own safety and well-being while participating in the event.

Find other days of importance for the LGBTQ+ community

Pride Dates: When is Calderdale Pride 2023?

Calderdale Pride is an annual event held in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Typically, it is held during the summer months, usually in July or August. You can check Calderdale Pride organisation’s official website or social media pages to get updates about their event and specific dates for the next event.

The first Calderdale Pride was held in 2015. It took place on Saturday, 29 August 2015 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. The event was organized by a group of volunteers from the local LGBT+ community and aimed to promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the region. Since then, Calderdale Pride has become an annual event, bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate the LGBT+ community and raise awareness about the issues that affect them.

What date is Calderdale Pride on in 2023

When is gay pride in Calderdale? Calderdale pride 2023 is in August
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This year Pride in the Yorkshire town of Calderdale takes place on the 19th of August.

In an announcement on its Facebook Page, organisers said,

“Following its huge success in 2022, with an attendance of over 22,000 – Calderdale Pride will be returning to The Piece Hall this summer!

Save the date … and then join us for another Pride celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come and how in some places, there’s still work to be done.”

You can find out other pride dates for 2023 here.

How many people attend Pride in Calderdale?

According to its organisers, Calderdale’s pride has over 20,000 attendees during its Pride event. The last pride took place in 2022 and sources say that over 22,000 people attended the celebrations.

Does Calderdale Pride have a parade or march?

Yes, Calderdale Pride usually includes a parade or march as part of its celebrations. The parade usually starts in the early afternoon and travels through the streets of Halifax town centre, with participants carrying rainbow flags and banners promoting equality and diversity. The parade is usually accompanied by music and dancing, and it’s a fun and lively way for the local community to come together and show their support for the LGBT+ community. After the parade, there are usually various events and activities, including live music, food stalls, and information stands from LGBT+ organizations and charities.

When is Asexuality Day 2023?

This is exactly when Asexuality Day 2023 happens

Asexuality Day, also known as Ace Day, is an annual event held on April 6th to celebrate and raise awareness about asexuality. The day is an opportunity for people to learn about asexuality and for asexual people to connect with each other and celebrate their identities.

Asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by a lack of sexual attraction to others or a very low level of sexual desire. Asexual people may still have romantic attractions and desire emotional intimacy and connection with others, but do not experience sexual attraction in the same way that most people do.

What’s the point of Asexuality day 2023?

Asexual people will be celebrating Asexuality Day 2023 in many ways
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Asexuality Day aims to promote understanding and acceptance of asexuality and to combat the myths and stereotypes that can lead to asexual people feeling marginalized and misunderstood. It is an opportunity for asexual people to come together and find community and support, and for allies to learn more about asexuality and how to be better allies.

Is there a flag for Asexuality Day 2023?

The asexual flag is a symbol used to represent asexuality, which is a sexual orientation characterized by a lack of sexual attraction or a low interest in sexual activity. The flag was created by AVEN (the Asexual Visibility and Education Network) in 2010.

The asexual flag consists of four horizontal stripes of equal size, from top to bottom: black, grey, white, and purple. The black stripe represents asexuality, the grey stripe represents grey-asexuality and demisexuality, the white stripe represents sexuality, and the purple stripe represents community.

The flag is meant to represent the diversity within the asexual community, with the black stripe representing those who identify as completely asexual, the grey stripe representing those who experience some level of sexual attraction, the white stripe representing those who experience sexual attraction, and the purple stripe representing the community as a whole.

What happens on Asexuality Day?

Asexuality Day typically includes a range of activities and events, such as social media campaigns, educational workshops, and community gatherings. These activities aim to raise awareness of asexuality and promote greater understanding and acceptance of asexual people.

Overall, Asexuality Day is an important reminder of the diversity of human sexuality, and a call for greater inclusivity and acceptance of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. It is a time to celebrate and support the asexual community and to work towards a world in which all people are respected and valued for who they are.

When is International Transgender Day Of Visibility?

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual observance that takes place on March 31st to celebrate and raise awareness of the transgender community worldwide. The day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of transgender people, while also highlighting the ongoing struggles they face.

TDOV was first celebrated in 2009 and has since become an international event. It is an occasion for individuals and organizations to come together to show support for transgender people, and to help raise awareness of the issues they face.

The day is also an opportunity for transgender people to share their stories, to be visible and to inspire others to embrace their identity. Many people mark the day by participating in marches and rallies, sharing their experiences on social media, and organizing educational events and activities.

The goal of TDOV is to promote understanding and acceptance of transgender people, to combat the stigma and discrimination they face, and to work towards a more inclusive and accepting world. It is a time to celebrate the courage and resilience of transgender people and to honour their important role in the fight for social justice.

Overall, International Transgender Day of Visibility is an important reminder of the value and dignity of all people, regardless of gender identity or expression. It is a time to celebrate diversity and to work towards a world in which all people are accepted, respected, and valued for who they are.

When is MARDI GRAS PARADE (Australia) celebrated?

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is an annual event held in Sydney, Australia, typically on the first Saturday of March. The parade is one of the largest celebrations of LGBT+ culture and pride in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people attending each year.

When was the first Mardi Gras in Sydney?

The Mardi Gras Parade began in 1978 as a protest march to demand equal rights for LGBT+ people, and has since evolved into a celebration of LGBT+ culture and diversity. The parade features a colorful procession of floats, marching groups, and performers, all decked out in vibrant costumes and displaying messages of LGBT+ pride and visibility.

The event attracts visitors from all over the world and is a major cultural and economic event for Sydney. In addition to the parade, many other events and activities are held throughout the city during Mardi Gras season, including parties, concerts, art exhibits, and film screenings.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade has played an important role in promoting LGBT+ visibility and acceptance in Australia and has contributed to significant progress in LGBT+ rights over the years. It is a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and the ongoing struggle for equality, and a reminder of the power of community and solidarity.

What’s the route of the Sydney Mardi Gras?

The parade route changes slightly each year, but generally follows a similar path through the heart of Sydney.

The 2022 Sydney Mardi Gras parade will take place on Saturday, March 5th, and is expected to start at 7:30 pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). The parade will start at the corner of College Street and Liverpool Street in the Sydney CBD (Central Business District) and will travel down Oxford Street, which is a major road known for its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene.

The parade will continue along Oxford Street until it reaches Flinders Street, where it will turn right and proceed towards Moore Park. The parade will finish at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, where a post-parade party will take place.

The parade route is typically lined with spectators who come out to cheer on the colorful floats, dancers, and performers who participate in the parade. The Mardi Gras festival also includes a range of other events, including parties, art exhibitions, and community events, which take place in the weeks leading up to the parade.

How many people go to Sydney Mardi Gras?

The number of people who attend the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras varies from year to year, but it typically attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. In 2020, the event attracted an estimated 500,000 people to the parade route, while in 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held in a scaled-down format with limited attendance.

The Sydney Mardi Gras is not just a parade, but also a series of events that take place over several weeks, including parties, concerts, art exhibitions, and other cultural events. These events attract a diverse range of attendees, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, allies, tourists, and locals.

When was homosexuality legalised in Australia?

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Australia at different times across the different states and territories.

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), homosexuality was decriminalized in 1975.

In South Australia, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1975.

In Tasmania, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997.

In New South Wales, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1984.

In Victoria, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1981.

In Western Australia, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1990.

In Queensland, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991.

The decriminalization of homosexuality in Australia was a significant milestone in the history of LGBTQ+ rights in the country, and it paved the way for further legal and social progress towards equality for LGBTQ+ people. It’s important to note that while homosexuality was decriminalized, discrimination and prejudice against LGBTQ+ people persisted in Australia and continue to be addressed today.

When is Zero Discrimination Day?

Zero Discrimination Day is an annual observance held on March 1st to promote and celebrate diversity, tolerance, and inclusion, and to raise awareness about discrimination and the negative impact it has on individuals and society.

When was the first Zero Discrimination day?

The day was first established by the United Nations in 2014, and since then it has been celebrated globally in a variety of ways. It is a day to recognize that everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic, has the right to live a full and healthy life without fear of discrimination.

The theme of Zero Discrimination Day changes each year, with past themes including “Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination”, “End Discrimination Against Women”, and “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today”. The goal of the day is to inspire individuals and communities to take action to end discrimination, promote diversity and inclusion, and work towards a more just and equitable world.

Many organizations and individuals mark the day by organizing events and campaigns to raise awareness and promote tolerance and inclusivity. This may include educational events, rallies, social media campaigns, and other activities aimed at promoting equality and reducing discrimination.

Overall, Zero Discrimination Day serves as a reminder of the importance of treating others with respect and dignity, regardless of their differences, and working towards a world where everyone is valued and free from discrimination.