Venue: UK / Worldwide
Disability Pride Month is an important opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate disabled people who are LGBTQ+.
This annual July celebration started in America following the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on 26 July 1990, to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Boston in the US held the first Disability Pride Day event in July 1990 and from there Disability Pride Month was born.
It is now celebrated in the UK and around the world, and is a key way for queer disabled people to celebrate their diversity and difference, and to highlight and start conversations about better understanding and supporting LGBTQ+ disabled people, in very aspect of their lives.
Disability Pride Brighton is an organisation running annual pride events, although no event seems planned for 2022.
There’s no one UK or global organisation for Disability Pride Month, but here are some selected links