WHAT IS DISABILITY PRIDE MONTH?
Disability Pride Month commemorates the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed on July 26, 1990, to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Learn more here.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DISABILITY PRIDE FLAG
The Disability Pride Flag was created by Ann Magill, a member of the disabled community, and each of its elements symbolizes a different part of the community.
The Black Background: Represents the disabled people who have lost their lives not only to their illness, but also to negligence, suicide and eugenics.
Each color on the flag represents a different aspect of disability or impairment.
• Red: Physical disabilities
• Yellow: Cognitive and intellectual disabilities
• White: Invisible and undiagnosed disabilities
• Blue: Mental illness
• Green: Sensory perception disabilities
FAIR HOUSING AND DISABILITY
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions because of disability.
Various federal laws require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications for individuals with disabilities. These laws also prohibit housing providers from refusing residency to persons with disabilities, or placing conditions on their residency, because they require reasonable accommodations or modifications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chicago hosts the longest running Disability Pride parade in the country, and everyone is invited to celebrate and strengthen the pride, power and unity of people with disabilities, their families and allies! This year’s 2022 theme is “Disability Pride is Social Justice” and the parade will take place on Saturday, July 22 in the Loop. Click here to learn more about the event!
BLOGS TO CHECK OUT
On Thursday, June 16, we had a fireside chat with disability self advocate, Mia Ives Rublee at our 360° Summit: Leading with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Revisit our top five takeaways from the event, including this conversation.
Forbes offers 5 Questions To Think About This #DisabilityPrideMonth that can help clarify what Disability Pride Month is and what it can become.
To report any disability housing violation or any housing discrimination, visit HUD.