LGBTQ+ Awareness Calendar 2023

Celebrate Jewish holidays and important LGBTQ+ dates! This resource highlights important dates on both the secular and Hebrew calendars and shares ways to mark them. If you’re involved with a Jewish institution, synagogue, or school, we encourage you to use the following resources, activities, and social media ideas to show your solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

April 24, 2024

January

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • Learn more about the experiences of gay men under the Nazi regime.
  • Select materials to share in your class.
  • Explore the first-person accounts and artifacts of people from the Holocaust.

February

Black History Month

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)

Tu Bishvat

  • Explore our Tu Bishvat and MLK, Jr. Day resource collection.
  • Create your own Tu Bishvat Seder, with LGBTQ+ elements.

Aromantic Awareness Week

March

Women’s History Month

Purim

Trans Day of Visibility

April

Passover

Yom HaShoah

Lesbian Visibility Day

May

Jewish American Heritage Month

Harvey Milk Day

Pan Awareness Day

Shavuot

 

June

Pride

Juneteenth

July

Disability Pride Month

Non-Binary People’s Day

International Drag Day

Tisha B’Av

August

Tu B’av

September

Suicide Prevention Week/Month

Rosh Hashanah

  • Check out our LGBTQ+ Rosh Hashanah resources here.

Bisexual Awareness Week

Yom Kippur

  • Check out our LGBTQ+ Yom Kippur resources here.

Sukkot 

  • Check out our Sukkot resources here.

October

LGBTQ+ History Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Simchat Torah

  • Support all community members’ celebration of Torah: explore the Nonbinary Hebrew Project for examples of gender-inclusive liturgy and blessings for being called to the Torah.

National Coming Out Day

International Pronoun Day

Intersex Awareness Day

Ace Week

  • Learn about asexuality from the Asexual Visibility and Education Network Visibility.
  • Learn about aromanticism from the Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy (AUREA).
  • Read this article from Hey Alma: Notes from an Asexual Jew.

November

Trans Awareness Month / Trans Awareness Week

Election Day

Intersex Day of Remembrance

Sigd

Trans Day of Remembrance – November 20

December

World AIDS Day

Hanukkah

Human Rights Day 

  • Hold a session or host a speaker about LGBTQ+ rights nationally and/or globally.
  • Sign up to get involved with Keshet’s work for LGBTQ+ rights.