National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - May 16
Thu, May 16, 2024

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

An essential holiday for society, marked by the struggle for the rights of minorities, is celebrated on May 16, and it is called National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. Pay tribute to those went through the difficult path from the beginning and who did not retreat when faced with contradictions and difficulties.

The History

The first parade dedicated to gay rights took place in San Francisco in 1978. This holiday was marked by the display of a rainbow flag. In 1994, the Felipa de Souza Award was established. It goes to defenders of LGBT rights and freedoms. In the fall of 2012, a memorial appeared in Chicago and became the basis for an open-air museum exhibition. The summer of 2019 saw the creation of the Wall of Honor in New York, with the names of community activists.

Interesting Facts

The LGBT association includes over 270 thousand people in New York.

  1. The first multicolored flag symbolizing the community had 8 stripes, and was created by artist Gilbert Baker. Each color has a meaning: pink — sex, purple — spirit, orange — healing, yellow — sun, red — vital energy, green — natural harmony, indigo — patience and tranquility, turquoise — creativity.
  2. The names of famous LGBT Elders: Jean Eversmeyer, John Hudson, Frank Kameny, Grethe Cammermeyer.
  3. The conversations are held, and thanks are expressed to fighters for freedom and respect for the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.

People belonging to the LGBT community and who have shown courage, perseverance, and a sincere passion for achieving significant social goals are honored.

When is National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day celebrated in 2024?

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day is observed on May 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 16 2024
Friday May 16 2025

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