Disability Pride Parade NYC 2016

Crowd of parade marchers wearing purple crowns
Photo credit: 
Erik McGregor
Original Published Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016
New York
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New York celebrated the second annual Disability Pride with a colorful parade, marching from Union Square Park to Madison Square Park. Disability Pride NYC is a non-profit started by Mike LeDonne who’s 10 year old daughter is disabled. The mission of Disability Pride NYC is to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability. Their goal is to establish an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City and to support people with disabilities in whatever way they can.