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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 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



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



ALL Month! National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Native American Heritage Month

November 14-20 Transgender Awareness Week

November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance



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 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15–19 GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week



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



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



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



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



ALL Month! LGBTQ Pride Month

June 28 Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots