by Jaime Rodriguez, RDPFS Intern
The month of June, LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrates the culture, achievements, and activism of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Those who are blind or have low vision and are a part of the LGBTQ community can connect with others through organized initiatives, including:
The “Blind LGBT Pride” group, created on the Clubhouse app by Blind-LGBT Pride International (BPI), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). Clubhouse is a social media platform based on voice, where app users can talk, listen, and learn from other people. To connect with individuals in these activities, please check out the Blind LGBT Pride group on the Clubhouse App. To join BPI, visit the BPI website.
NFB-LGBT, a group affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), offers a place for Federation members to talk about matters particular to being both blind and LGBT. The group also offers mentorship to blind individuals. For more information or to subscribe, visit the webpage for NFB-LGBT.
If you are interested in but unable to attend a Pride event in person, you can check out some digital LGBT Pride online events and workshops on Eventbrite. For more information about Pride Month, read the Today article, “What is Pride Month? Everything you need to know about the LGBTQ observance.”
Happy Pride Month everyone!