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Observing Disability Pride Month this July

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image New York City celebrates the third annual Disability Pride Parade on July 9, 2017. © 2017 Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images I only recently learned that July is Disability Pride Month. Although not yet officially recognized in the United States, since 2004 Disability Pride Month has been celebrated with parades in cities including New York, Chicago, Madison, and Los Angeles. July was chosen because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, including in employment,…


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