Blind LGBT Pride International, formerly known as BFLAG, is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). In 1996 members of ACB who were LGBT and their friends began meeting at the National ACB Convention to discuss issues faced by people who were LGBT and vision impaired. In 2000 Blind Friends of Lesbians and Gays, BFLAG, was chartered as a special interest affiliate of ACB. In 2009 the name was changed to Blind LGBT Pride International.
Blind Pride is the largest organization of its kind in the world serving vision-impaired people in Canada, England and Japan, as well as the United States. The current membership is now over 200. Blind LGBT Pride is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.
The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT; By providing information about publications of interest to members that are produced in accessible format and by encouraging the production of such material in accessible format; & by providing education on accessibility awareness.
To learn more about our organization you can follow our history, read our Constitution & Bylaws, see how to attend a Board Meeting, and find out how to join our organization and get involved. Just follow the appropriate links on this page.
Afflicted by Brandon Shire
Brandon Shire’s new novel Afflicted, tells the story of Hunter Stephens a strong, blind gay man who falls in love with a high end male escort.
Los Angeles, California - August, 30 2012 - Blind LGBT Pride met July 9th at the American Council of the Blind Convention in Louisville Kentucky. The event marked 12 years that Blind LGBT Pride has been in existence.
The 52nd Annual Conference & Convention of the American Council of the Blind, along with Blind Pride's Annual Convention, will take place Thursday July 4th through Friday July 12th at the Hyatt Regenc