Many LGBTQ folks with disabilities face barriers in participating in the annual celebration. It’s a symptom of a larger problem.
In this CBC article, activist Karli Drew discusses the barriers she faces accessing Pride events, and the frustrations she faces as a disabled person in the LGBTQ community. Her main suggestions to Pride organizers?
- Actively recruit queer, disabled consultants as Pride event organizers.
- Follow a variety of queer, disabled activists to learn what’s being done right, and what’s being done wrong.
- Amplify queer, disabled voices.
- Acknowledge queer, disabled existence.