July is Disability Pride Month. If you didn’t know that, to be honest we’re not surprised! Even though it’s been celebrated by some members of the disability community for over 30 years, even most disabled people still aren’t aware of its existence. So here’s our lowdown on Disability Pride Month and why it matters.
Disability Pride Month looks to celebrate disability as an identity by sharing the experiences of the disabled community. The reason behind the month is a chance to share the joy and pride that disabled people can bring to their local and global communities. The disabled community is a vibrant part of society and makes up 15% of the population, and we are proud of that.
Ahead of the 32nd ADA Anniversary, Langevin, Bass, Bacon, Fitzpatrick and Lawrence Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Discrimination Against Parents and Guardians with Disabilities
Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) today are introducing the bipartisan Equality for Families with Disabilities Act. This legislation, introduced just two weeks before the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, seeks to eliminate discrimination against parents and guardians with disabilities in state child welfare proceedings.
February was Black History Month! Here are a few impactful Black disability activists and advocates that were celebrated throughout the month.
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