National Lgbt Center Awareness Day

National LGBT Center Awareness Day is observed on the 19th of October each year and honors the services provided by LGBT centers across the U.S. These community centers offer necessary services to everyone from young people to senior citizens.

Some of the services they provide include career counseling, wellness programs, support groups, advocacy, and empowerment programs. These organizations serve the LGBT community and help to connect people and educate those within the community. Each of these centers advocates for the neighborhoods in which they are located, and the larger LGBT community as well.

The History of National LGBT Center Awareness Day

This awareness holiday was first created in 1994 to bring attention to the good work being performed by LGBT community centers around the nation. It was created by CenterLink to highlight the ways that people can use their local community centers and how they can get involved with these centers. Although the exact origin date of this awareness day is unknown, it has been observed for the past few years.

Observing National LGBT Center Awareness Day

On this day, LGBT community centers across the country hold special events on October 19th. These events may include open houses, clinics, art shows, or fundraisers. People can enjoy these events and/or donate their time and money to the community centers near them. People can also use the hashtag #LGBTCenterAwarenessDay to spread the word about this holiday on social media and encourage everyone to get involved.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 19 Saturday
Next year (2025)
October 19 Sunday
Last year (2023)
October 19 Thursday
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