NEW YORK CITY HOSTING ITS FIRST DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to speak Sunday afternoon at the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade.

The parade route begins at Manhattan’s Madison Square Park and continues along Broadway to Union Square Park.

July is designated as “Disability Pride Month” in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that aims to guarantee equal opportunities and rights for people with disabilities.

The city has planned a monthlong series of events relating to New Yorkers with disabilities. That includes an exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society titled “Gaining Access: The New York City Disability Rights Movement.”

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