International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th is International Non-binary People’s Day, which aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary. But do you know what it means to be non-binary? And do you know how you can better support non-binary people? Here are some ideas! Let’s start with the basics- What does non-binary referContinue reading “International Non-Binary People’s Day”

Pride Month 2022

Annually, across the globe, various events are held during the month of June as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQIA+ people have had around the world. As well as being a month-long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise awareness of current issues facing the community. Memorials are heldContinue reading “Pride Month 2022”

Pan Visibility Day

May 24, 2022 Pan Visibility Day is on May 24th and is a day to recognize and celebrate those who identify as pansexual or panromantic and educates others on the community. Like its LGBTQIA+ counterparts, Pan Visibility Day is an opportunity to bring to light the stories and experiences of pansexual people in society andContinue reading “Pan Visibility Day”

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)

May 17, 2022 Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leadersContinue reading “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)”

Lesbian Visibility Day

April 26, 2022 Lesbian Visibility Day (LVD) occurs every year on April 26, created to celebrate, recognize, and bring visibility to lesbian identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It’s about honoring and elevating this unique community of people who are historically overlooked and dismissed by way of being both women and queer. LVD started inContinue reading “Lesbian Visibility Day”

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] is observed annually on November 20 to memorialize those who have been lost due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Transgender day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender advocate. A vigil was held to honor Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman, killed in 1998Continue reading “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

Intersex Day of Remembrance

Intersex Day of Remembrance, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day, takes place on November 8 and began in 2005. The goal of this day is to bring awareness to the challenges faced, as well as the rights to equality for Intersex People. Victra Pride Alliance recognizes the issues the intersex community endures on a dayContinue reading “Intersex Day of Remembrance”

Trailblazer Tuesday: Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson, a self-identified drag queen and a prominent gay liberation activist, is one of the most well-known participants in the Stonewall uprising in 1969. After Stonewall, her activism continued—she joined the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP, and cofounded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) with Sylvia Rivera. (Johnson referred to herself as aContinue reading “Trailblazer Tuesday: Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera”

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration that provides education and insight into the issues that the LGBTQIA+ community faces. It’s goal is to teach people about the history of the gay rights movement and to promote an inclusive modern society. LGBT+ History Month originated in the United States as Lesbian and Gay History Month,Continue reading “LGBT+ History Month”