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Breaking Down the Disability Pride Flag

Updated: Aug 4, 2023


Disability pride flag with charcoal background, and red, white, yellow, blue, and green parallel and diagonal stripes.

July is Disability Pride Month, a global movement of empowerment and visibility for those with disabilities. The Disability Pride Flag was a collaborative design effort by Ann Magill, a disabled woman, with feedback within the disabled community to refine its visual elements. Each element of the flag represents something different:


Pride flag breakdown featuring labelled elements of the flag as outlined in the blog post.

The Black Field: A color of mourning and rage; for those who are victims of Ableist violence, and also rebellion and protest


The Five Colors: The variety of needs and experiences (Invisible and undiagnosed disabilities, physical disabilities, neurodivergence, psychiatric disabilities, sensory disabilities)


The Parallel Stripes: Solidarity within the Disability Community and all its differences


The Diagonal Band: “Cutting across” barriers that separate disabled people; creativity and light cutting through the darkness.


Is your workplace somewhere people with disabilities are free to feel proud?

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