July is Disability Pride Month in the United States. It commemorates the historic signing of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law on July 26, 1990.
To celebrate this key law, Boston held the first Disability Pride Day that year. In 2004, Chicago hosted the first pride parade in 2004. Now, Pennsylvania hosts several festivals and parades to honor the month.
Disability Pride Pittsburgh Parade and Fair
On Friday, August 25, Disability Pride PA will host their annual RAMP Crawl, starting at Schenley Plaza. This bar and restaurant crawl encourages people with disabilities to patronize local establishments. The following day, Saturday, August 26, they will host the 2nd annual Disability Pride parade and fair under the tent in Pittsburgh. Learn more about the disability pride events happening in Pittsburgh!
Disability Pride Philadelphia Parade and Fair
Philadelphia celebrates disability pride week, starting June 5 with a flag-raising kick-off on the North Apron of City Hall at 3 p.m. and culminating with the Disability Pride Philadelphia parade and festival on June 10. The parade will march from City Hall at 11 a.m. to the festivities at 1600 Ben Franklin Parkway. The festival will feature performers with disabilities, resource tables, fun activities, and more. Throughout the week will be events hosted by disability organizations and partners. Learn more about the 11th annual Disability Pride Week in Philadelphia!
Disability Pride Day at Lehigh Valley
On July 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus will host a disability pride celebration featuring art, live music, resource tables, food trucks and more. Learn more about the Disability Pride celebration in Lehigh Valley!