LGBTQ & Diss/Ability
Often unspoken LGBTQ people experience intersecting identities including those that are differently abled. Below are some links and resources available on campus and online around the intersection of LGBT and Ability. Students who experience these intersections are welcome to connect with the GSRC and the DRC to connect with other students and campus wide resources.
Disability Resource Center
Bias Related Incidents
Education and Information
An online magazine ran by gay disabled men. They stopped writing in 2007, but all of their issues are online.
Queerability seeks to increase visibility of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ experience. Queerability was founded by Kristen Guin, In addition to her work with Queerability, she is also a chapter leader for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
A blog detailing Mia Mingus’ experiences as a self-identified queer, physically disabled Corean woman transracial and transnational adoptee who is also a writer, community educator, and organizer working for disability justice and transformative responses to child sexual abuse.
Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
A special issue of the publication Impact. Its articles cover topics ranging from sexuality education in the home and school, to personal stories of dating and marriage, to legal and ethical issues for staff and agencies providing services for people with disabilities. It is written for people with disabilities, family members and professionals.
Thought-provoking, compassionate, and challenging, Eli will enliven your classroom, fire up your conference, educate your department or agency, and empower student and grassroots activists. Bring him to your community or campus to teach, speak, read, facilitate, or train.
This listserv is for the discussion of Queer/Disability issues. We are focused on the development of ideas, challenging existing norms, and providing much needed information for the Q/D community. This list is not a personal support group.
Reach Out USA
ReachOut USA focuses on the intersection between disability and LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) concerns. ReachOut USA seeks to influence the disability community to be more responsive to LGBT individuals, and at the same time it seeks to influence LGBT individuals and organizations to be more accountable to people who have disabilities.
Queerability - Disability and Sexuality Resources:
Queerability seeks to increase visibilty of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ. This post provides an extensive list of sex resources for various disabilities.
Come as You Are:
Online store that sells sex toys and other things to make sex even better. They have done a lot of work on being inclusive to people with disabilities.
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman:
The first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities—from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorders
GLBT-Attention Deficit Disorder (GLBT-ADD)
A safe social, supportive, and informative group for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community affected by or interested in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Blindness or Low Vision
The Blind Gay list is a list for blind or visually impaired gay and bisexual men only. If you want to meet other blind or visually impaired gay or bisexual men, talk about problems your having, talk about gay life in general, or anything else, this is the list for you. Keep in mind that there are topics which may be deemed inappropriate for some. No one under the age of 18 may join this group.
Blind LGBT Pride International (formerly known as BFLAG)
The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
A national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf GLBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.
Speech and Language Disability
An informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends.
Axis Dance Company
One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Through the outreach programs AXIS brings physically integrated dance outside the studio and into schools, community centers, independent living centers, and to countless organizations seeking to learn more about dance, disability and collaboration.
A performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.