Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which happened at the end of June 1969. These riots ignited the gay rights movement. Since then, it has served to amplify LGBTQ+ needs and rights—such as protection against harassment and discrimination—while also recognizing the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world.
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I write this message to you as the elected President of the National Federation of the Blind. I also write it to you as an American who is struggling this week. I call upon members of our organization to recognize the solidarity we share as blind people and that the value we place on love within our movement is needed more today than at any other time in our history.
“Well, Bob,” said Melody, my Braille instructor. She stood up, small and frail. “We’re done!”
Growing up, I tried many different sports and hobbies: soccer, tee ball, swim team, drama club, dance classes, and 4-H. I even tried my hand at piano for a number of years.
As the COVID-19 emergency continues to spread across the country, everyone is experiencing some level of uncertainty and disruption in daily life.
Members of the National Federation of the Blind are used to standing up and being counted, but in 2020 we and our fellow Americans are being asked to do this in a quite literal way.
Many of us know about Aira, a company that harnesses a telephone with a camera, trained agents, and a number of computerized tools to enhance the lives of blind people.
I am Terri Rupp, wife to Aaron, mom to Marley and Jackson, a marathon runner, and a lover of books, fresh air, good food, and quality time with family and friends.
Since the day I became blind, I always had a fear of being a blind parent.
Happy Holidays from the National Federation of the Blind. Whether it’s for a wish list to Santa or a special gift for a blind friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place.