Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.
Events Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Expression, and Well-Being
There are many opportunities each year to learn more about and celebrate LGBTQ+ diversity. Some of these events are hosted by organizations, while others are days, weeks and months recognized by the LGBTQ+ community at large. The following is a partial list of some of the most well-known events.
|Event||Month or Day||Host Organization (if applicable)|
|National LGBT Health Awareness Week||Last Full Week During March||National Coalition for LGBT Health|
|Day of Silence||Second Friday of April||GLSEN|
|International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia||May 17|
|LGBT Pride Month||June|
|LGBTQ Families Day||June 1||Family Equality Council and Mombian|
|Solidarity Week (formerly Ally Week)||Late September/ Early October||GLSEN|
|LGBT History Month||October|
|National Coming Out Day||October 11|
|Transgender Day of Remembrance & Transgender Day of Resilience||November 20|
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