Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July and is an opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community.
Why July? July marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. But barriers still exist, which is why we need to honor disabilities, the people who identify with them, and the wide range of supports they need to thrive.
Disability is a part of the rich tapestry of human diversity and something that most of us will experience at one point in our lives. It’s also a significant identity that defines how individuals experience the world. People with disabilities have been marginalized
and misunderstood for generations. People with disabilities and their intersecting identities should be acknowledged, valued, and respected during Disability Pride Month.
For more on the history of Disability Pride Month and the story behind the Disability Pride Flag, click here.
(Thanks to The Arc for the source content above.)