Just as people with intellectual disabilities live in every community around the world, so do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. People with intellectual disabilities are as multi-dimensional and diverse as LGBTQ+ people. Special Olympics celebrates Pride Month this June with the keen understanding of what it takes to fight for dignity, humanity, and basic rights. We stand united in the fight for inclusion.
We are proud of the LGBTQ+ athletes, staff, volunteers, families, and partners in our global movement. While sports are the core of Special Olympics, our vision is a world of inclusion and community where every single person is accepted and welcomed. We stand beside our LGBTQ+ friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors in solidarity to change the status quo to celebrate dignity and respect for all persons.