GLSEN School Year Calendar 2017-2018

GLSEN School Year Calendar 2017-2018

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The school year is full of opportunities to participate in GLSEN events, address LGBTQ and social justice issues, learn about diverse communities and take action to create safe and affirming schools for ALL! Use this calendar to schedule your GSA meetings, lesson plans, student events and staff development workshops as part of your ongoing multicultural and LGBTQ-inclusion efforts.

SEPTEMBER

  • September 10–16 National Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 15–October 15 Latinx Heritage Month
  • September 17–23 Bisexual Awareness Week 
  • September 23 Celebrate Bisexuality Day #ILoveBIself
  • September 24-30 Banned Book Week
  • September 25–29 GLSEN’s Ally Week

OCTOBER

  • ALL Month! Bullying Prevention Month Islamic Heritage Month LGBTQ History Month National Principals Month
  • October 9 Indigenous People’s Day
  • October 11 National Coming Out Day
  • October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 19 GLAAD’s Spirit Day
  • October 20 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles: Student Advocate of the Year
  • October 22–28 Asexual Awareness Week
  • October 26 Intersex Awareness Day

NOVEMBER

  • ALL Month! National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • November 14-20 Transgender Awareness Week
  • November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance

DECEMBER

  • December 1 World AIDS Day
  • December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 5 International Volunteer Day December 10 Human Rights Day
  • December 10 Human Rights Day

JANUARY

  • January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 15–19 GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week

FEBRUARY

  • ALL Month! Black History Month
  • February 2 National Girls & Women in Sports Day
  • February 5-9 National School Counseling Week
  • February 20 World Day of Social Justice

MARCH

  • ALL Month! Women’s History Month
  • March 2 National Read Across America Day
  • March 8 International Women’s Day
  • March 17 Bayard Rustin’s Birthday
  • March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 31 Transgender Day of Visibility Cesar Chavez Day

APRIL

  • ALL Month! National Poetry Month
  • April 4 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • April 8-14 National Library Week
  • April 10 National Youth & AIDS Awareness Day
  • April 11-12 Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
  • April 22 Earth Day
  • April 25 Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 27 GLSEN’s Day of Silence

MAY

  • ALL Month! Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month National Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 1-7 National Physical Education & Sports Week
  • May 7-11 National Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8 National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, & Biphobia
  • May 21 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York: Educator of the Year Award & GSA of the Year
  • May 22 Harvey Milk Day

JUNE

  • ALL Month! LGBTQ Pride Month
  • June 28 Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots