There are celebrations and gatherings year-round in the LGBTQ community, beyond the big parade. Focusing solely on Pride Festivals may leave some important LGBTQ segments unattended. Below are the most popular events significant to the LGBTQ community that you may not have heard of.

1. AIDS Walk

There’s almost 70 AIDS Walks in the U.S. alone. And although HIV and AIDS also affect heterosexual people, the LGBTQ community’s work behind the walk, research and resources tends to be heavy because of the virus’ recorded and current impact on our community. Same goes for attendee demographic. Thousands tend to show up and support by walking together. In 2013, San Francisco AIDS Walk recorded 25 thousand attendees. Los Angeles recorded 30 thousand in 2010. In similar fashion as pride parades, organizations and corporations make donations to walk together with their brand. All benefits fund HIV and AIDS research and resources. New York AIDS Walk has raised more than $139 million since its first walk in 1986.

2. Trans Pride

Trans pride puts focus on the sometimes-referred-as silent “T’ toward the end of the LGBTQ acronym. The community’s needs are placed at the forefront and attendance is primarily by transgender people. In this context, LGB are considered allies, so it changes the dominating conversation. In 2015, about 20 thousand marched at the San Francisco Trans March. They’re becoming more and more popular as there’s more visibility by transgender individuals.

3. Red Dress Party

The Red Dress Party is a celebration to raise awareness and funds for organizations that serve the local HIV and AIDS community. All guests, regardless of gender, must wear a red dress. The red dress serves as a powerful symbol of solidarity and compassion for the people living with HIV/AIDS.  Not every city has a Red Dress Party. As of 2015, the markets includes, Chicago, Dallas, Palm Springs, New Orleans and San Diego. The night gathers a large number of people who are particularly invested in social good; more than two thousand people attended the 9th Annual Portland Red Dress Party.

4. Out At…

The theme park, county fair, baseball game, etc. Places and events sometimes host a day dedicated to the LGBTQ community. These events aren’t necessarily LGBTQ-centric in nature, but they’re given an LGBTQ spin for a day to validate these every-day guests. More than six thousand attendees were expected at the 2015 Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Out at the Mountain.

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