LGBTQIA+ Issues

Navigating the Twists and Turns of Healthcare as a Trans Disabled Person

Thursday, August 16, 2018Statistics on the transgender community are hard to come by — we can’t even agree on how many people in the United States are trans. We do know, however, that trans people experience significant health care disparities, particularly in…

Picture This: a Disability Community That’s Truly Inclusive of All

Friday, August 10, 2018Close your eyes and picture a disabled person. At work, one of my jobs is finding images to pair with our weekly newsletter articles. Since we are a non-profit that advocates for people with disabilities, I often find myself combing…

Asexual Disabled People Exist, But Don’t Make Assumptions About Us

Thursday, June 28, 2018“How do you have sex?” “Are you even interested in dating?” “Do you have any feeling ‘down there’?” These are common questions that people with a range of disabilities, from Down syndrome to autism to paraplegia to cerebral palsy, will

It’s Time for LGBQTIA+ Communities to Celebrate Disabled People

Tuesday, June 26, 2018LGBQTIA+ spaces are supposed to be environments where we can be our true, authentic selves without stress. Where we can revel in being surrounded by our people, feeling safe and at home; places of queer joy, shared rage and frustration,…

How Can I Feel Proud When LGBTQIA+ Pride Events Exclude Me?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018It’s June, which means it’s Pride season! My queer little heart will always get excited about this time of year, but it’s also painful. It’s been a long time since I have participated in a Pride celebration. I’ve identified as…

If Your LGBTQIA+ Pride Event Isn’t Accessible to Disabled People, You’re Missing Out.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Like many other disabled people, one of the first questions I ask when I’m making plans is, “Will this be accessible?” And as much as I love going to celebrate at Pride events, the answer is often, “No, or pretty

4 Activists Who Make Me Proud to be Disabled and Transgender

Thursday, June 14, 2018As a disabled, transgender person, I don’t have a lot of role models.  To understand what it means resist ableism and transphobia at the same time, I started researching the history of our community.  Here are four disabled, transgender people…

We Cannot Ignore the Connection Between Disability and Intimate Partner Abuse

Tuesday, February 20, 2018This blog post is part of a series in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project® to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. Trigger warning: this post discusses abuse, violence, and…

Dating and Disability: Navigating Life Together in an Unaccommodating World

Wednesday, February 14, 2018When I was picking out my first cane almost two years ago, my partner did all the right things—she showed up and listened to me. She helped me work through some of the internalized ableism I had about using a…

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