July is Disability Pride Month!

Happy Disability Pride Month, everybody! (If you’re reading this and thinking “Wait, Disability Pride? Is that a thing?” Yeah, it’s a thing. Read on for more.)

Chicago’s 9th annual Disability Pride Parade will be held July 21. Other cities now hold similar events, but the Chicago parade is the original and still the biggest. The parade’s website has a nice “Why Disability Pride?” section that gives a good primer on the movement’s goals and ethos.

The Daily Kos published a lovely piece by Laurie Crosby recently about her decision to attend this year’s parade. Both the article and the comments are very much worth reading.

Over the course of this month, I’ll be doing a series of Disability Pride-related posts. Stay tuned!