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CDCI Celebrates Pride Month with New Life Histories Video

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion is proud to announce that its latest installment of the Life Histories of Vermonters with Disabilities Project is now available to view. In this video, we meet David Frye, a self-advocate and advocate for the LGBTQ community with disabilities. The piece was produced by Green Mountain Self-Advocates.

The Life Histories Project at CDCI started in 2011 with interviewing three older Vermonters who shared their stories living through and helping to make major changes in the services offered to individuals with disabilities throughout the decades. Green Mountain Self-Advocates, with special thanks to Karen Topper and Stirling Peebles, have continued the series to include the stories of younger Vermonters as they work to make change in our community. The project is now open to Vermonters of all ages with disabilities.

Frye, in his 50s, has dedicated his life to helping the LGBTQ community with disabilities, especially those individuals who live in Vermont. He has received recognition from United Way for his work in advocacy and is a pillar at the Pride Center of Vermont. CDCI is very proud to share his story, especially during Pride Month.