Pride Month: Including Disabled People in the Celebration

Pride Month: Including Disabled People in the Celebration

During Pride Month, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s achievements and progress towards equality. It’s important to recognize and amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities, highlighting their unique experiences. By understanding their challenges and contributions, we can foster a more inclusive society.


  1. Accessibility: Ensuring accessibility at Pride events for individuals with disabilities is essential to enable full participation and engagement. It’s crucial to understand the diverse needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities.
  2. Social Stigma and Isolation: LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities often face higher rates of discrimination and exclusion, leading to feelings of isolation.

Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

  1. Visibility and Representation: Sharing the stories and achievements of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities promotes visibility and inspires others.
  2. Advocacy and Support: Pride Month is an opportunity to advocate for the rights and needs of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities, fostering inclusivity.
  3. Intersectional Solidarity: Recognizing the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and disability identities promotes solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community.

During Pride Month, let’s celebrate the resilience and diversity of disabled LGBTQ+ people. By advocating for their rights, promoting inclusivity, and acknowledging their unique experiences, we build a more equitable society. Together, we can ensure that Pride celebrations are accessible, supportive, and empowering for ALL members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Jacqueline, a Caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes, smiling.

Jacqueline Child

Jacqueline is the co-founder of Dateability. She lives with multiple chronic illnesses and is dedicated to changing the experience of disabled people.