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The days in the below table are commonly observed holidays, memorial days, days of awareness, and otherwise important days for people who are transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, intersex, or members of traditional gender identities that do not fit into the Western gender binary.
|Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity||22nd January||International|
|National Transition Week||The last full week (Monday - Friday) in January||First observed on January 24th-28th of 2022|
|LGBT History Month||February||UK, Hungary|
|Femminiello Pride||2nd February||Montevergine, Italy||Since the thirteenth century CE, the Catholic festival of Candlemas on February 2 also honors the femminiello, a traditional gender-variant role in Italy. Pilgrims make their way to the remote mountain church at Motevergine, whose icon, the Madonna of Transformation, Mamma Schiavona, is said to have miraculously saved the lives of victims of homophobic violence in 1256 CE. The festival is celebrated with the long and energetic tammurriata dance, and a candle-lit procession, by pilgrims who are visibly gender nonconforming. Historically, this has been called juta dei femminielli. Since 2002, it has also been called Femminiello Pride.|
|Dies Sanguinis (Day of Blood)||24th March||Originating in Phrygia (where Turkey is today), spreading across the ancient Roman empire, as far as Roman London||From 2,300 years ago to the 6th century CE, this was celebrated by the gender-variant Gallae priests of the goddess Cybele and the god Attis. The Day of Blood was celebrated by dancing around a felled and decorated pine tree, symbolizing the death and rebirth of Attis. As part of this ritual, any new Gallae initiates would voluntarily castrate themselves, as part of transitioning to a feminine appearance.|
|Trans Day of Visibility||31st March||International|
|Day of Silence||Various days in April||A student-led observance to take a day-long vow of silence in protest of the harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.|
|Nonbinary Parents Day||3rd Sunday in April||Created by educator and nonbinary parent Johnny Blazes.|
|Xenogender Visibility Day||15th May||International||First celebrated in 2021.|
|International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia||17th May||International|
|Agender Pride Day||19th May|
|LGBT History Month||June||Italy|
|Queer History Month||June||Berlin|
|International Nonbinary Day||14th July||International|
|LGBT History Month||October||USA|
|National Nonbinary Kids Day||1st October||USA||First observed in 2021, started by PFLAG Jacksonville & Professor Sex.|
|National Coming Out Day||11th October||USA, International||"National Coming Out Day was created in 1988 to commemorate the 1987 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, which reportedly drew over 200,000 protesters to the nation's capital that Oct. 11."|
|Cake for Trans Friends Day, or Trans Cake Day||14th October||International||Established by cassolotl in 2017, who wrote that in response to how most days about trans people "involve marginalised people doing yet more work to draw attention to themselves in a dangerous environment [...] Those days can be (and always are, for me) scary and sad. [...] So I declared [this] the first annual Cake For Trans Friends Day. I ended up shortening it to Trans Cake Day [...] Basically, instead of us doing all the work, people (especially cis people, I feel!) give cake to their trans friends and family to show them how appreciated they are. There’s so much anger and violence surrounding trans people, but I think we should be celebrated and loved. [...] a bit like Mother’s Day - a birthday for every trans person to celebrate together at the same time, and be showered with goodness by people who care about us."|
|International Pronouns Day||3rd Wednesday of October||International||Established in 2018. Ways to participate include using the #PronounsDay hashtag, telling about your pronouns on social media and on name badges, distributing leaflets, setting up a photo booth in public for people to take selfies with their pronouns, and other efforts to creatively raise awareness.|
|Intersex Awareness Day||26th October||International||Started in 2003 by Betsy Driver and Emi Koyama. October 26 is the anniversary of a protest that took place in Boston by the Intersex Society of North America.|
|Trans Parent Day||1st Sunday in November||USA||Established in 2009 to celebrate "the love between transgender parents and their children and transgender children and their parents".|
|Intersex Day of Solidarity or Intersex Day of Remembrance||8th November||This date was the birthday of Herculine Barbin (also variously known as Alexina Barbin or Abel Barbin), a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault. The event was first celebrated in 2005.|
|Transgender Awareness Week||13th - 19th November||USA|
|Transgender Rite of Ancestor Elevation||12 - 20 November||International||A 9-day non-denominational ritual ending with the Trans Day of Remembrance, honoring the spirits of trans people past and future. Each night, participants add a book to a stack on the floor, with a cup of water and a candle, forming a memorial altar that rises taller each night. Established 2014.|
|Trans Day of Remembrance||20th November||International|
|Gender Expansive Parents' Day||6th December||Official holiday in North Carolina, USA||Formally created in 2020|
|Demigenders Awareness and Pride Day||15th December||Created in 2021 by bluebolt712 to raise awareness about demigenders.|
|IAmNonbinary||date varies each year||International||Observed by using the #IAmNonbinary hashtag on social media.|
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- "National Transition Week". Retrieved 9 July 2022.
- Danielle Oteri. "Femminiello Pride." Roads and Kingdoms (magazine). December 30, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2020. https://roadsandkingdoms.com/2015/femminiello-pride/
- Giuseppe Melillo. "Una storia antica: Napoli, i femminielli e la figliata." Huffington Post (magazine). January 24, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2020. https://www.huffingtonpost.it/giuseppe-melillo/una-storia-antica-napoli-i-femminielli-e-la-figliata_a_23339374/
- Raven Kaldera. Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook. Hubbardston, Massachusetts: Asphodel Press, 2008. P. 174-179.
- Laura Anne Seabrook, "About this comic." Tales of the Gallae. http://totg-mirror.thecomicseries.com/about/
- "Join Us for Day of Silence on April 23, 2021 and Support LGBTQ Students!". GLSEN. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
- "Celebrating Nonbinary Parents Day with Parent & Educator Johnny Blazes". Family Equality. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
- Great_White_Wrym (15 May 2021). "Happy Xenogender Visibility Day!". reddit - r/XenogendersAndMore. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
- @lotusflwrbunny (15 May 2021). "apparently it's the first xenogender visibility day ever so qrt with ur xenogenders!!" – via Twitter.
- "Important LGBT Dates". LGBTLifeWestchester.org. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- Ohene, Benjamin. "Agender Pride Day". Believe Out Loud. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
- "PFLAG of Jacksonville and Professor Sex are excited to announce tomorrow October 1, 2021 is the first National Nonbinary Kids Day!". Instagram. 30 September 2021.
- Lavietes, Matt (11 October 2021). "National Coming Out Day: 21 people who have come out in 2021". NBC News. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- October 14, 2017. https://cassolotl.tumblr.com/post/166404257550
- Driver, Betsy (14 October 2015). "The origins of Intersex Awareness Day". Intersex Day. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- Holmes, Morgan (17 October 2015). "When Max Beck and Morgan Holmes went to Boston". Intersex Day. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- "TransParent Day 2014". Transgender Law Center. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
- "Intersex Day of Solidarity". Intersex Day. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- "The Transgender Rite of Ancestor Elevation: FAQ." November 11, 2017. Transgender Rite of Ancestor Elevation. https://trans-rite.tumblr.com/post/167382057159/the-transgender-rite-of-ancestor-elevation-faq
- Vaughan, Dawn Baumgartner (4 December 2020). "A day to celebrate all parents, including LGBTQ parents, in NC". The News & Observer. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
- Bluebolt712 (15 December 2021). "(Post 1/4) Today is Demigenders Awareness and Pride Day. This is a day I created because I noticed the sharp increase in the number of people claiming these labels as their own in the past few years. Yet, the awareness of demigenders remains quite low". Retrieved 15 December 2021.
- Bluebolt712. "Demigenders Resources". Bluebolt712's LGBT+ Resources. Retrieved 15 December 2021.