July is Disability Pride Month! Disability Pride Month was started after the Americans with Disabilities Act or the ADA was passed on July 26th 1990. Every July people with disabilities celebrate who they are! Disability pride events have taken place across the country over the years including parades, art events, moving screenings, and concerts.
Disability pride month is a time for people with disabilities to express themselves and the pride they have in being disabled. People with disabilities this year have been using the hashtag (#) #DisabilityPrideMonth on social media to post about why they are proud of their disability!
There are two flags that people use to show disability pride around the world. The first one was created by Eros Recio who is from Spain and presented the flag to the United Nations in 2017- https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/int-dis.html
Another flag that is used was created by Ann Magill from the United States in 2019 and has begun being shared on the internet – https://capri0mni.dreamwidth.org/830431.html
Below is a video explaining the flag:
— lucy dawson🦿 (@ludawinthesky) July 14, 2021
To learn more about Disability Pride Month visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/07/15/5-questions-to-think-about-this-disabilitypridemonth/?sh=f91bff91417a