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From Disaboom (Resources for People with Disabilities), “Being gay or lesbian with a disability makes you a minority times two. Discrimination can come from many different sources, even within either of those communities, the very places where you’d expect support. But there are locations where people exactly like you can find a community of comfort and inclusion. LGBTs with disabilities have unique challenges to face. Do you out your sexual orientation? How about a hidden disability? And how do you deal with a public that still largely sees people with disabilities as somehow gender neutral? Fortunately, there are resources available so you don’t have to feel isolated and alone”...Visit Disaboom website.


According to Change.Org, “Dora Raymaker talks about the connections between disability rights and LGBT rights, and the shared struggles the two movements have seen in their quest for equal rights.   Dora quotes from an article that discusses disability rights advocates in San Diego joining with LGBT rights activists this past week, after the California Supreme Court validated Proposition 8 and prevented gays and lesbians from getting married in California. 


Until the 1940s, it was illegal for disabled people to get married," recalled Linda Kwizdak (pictured [in the original article]) of San Diego Blind Community Services. "People were fearful of disabled people, and now they are very fearful of homosexuals. ...I've had a lot of arguments with people who voted for Proposition 8 who say that homosexuality is a 'choice.' It's not a choice to be what you are; it's only a choice to express what you are.


Dora offers an excellent reminder in her post that just gaining the right to marry doesn't end blatant discrimination.  "It's great to see members of the disability community supporting the GLBT community when it comes to this shared issue of right to marry. However, it's also important to remember that just gaining the legal right to marry, as the disability community has, doesn't alone solve the issue of discrimination," Dora writes.


Check out her post.  The connections between the two movements are certainly interesting.  And it's tremendously cool to see solidarity between two great movements struggling for equal rights”...Click here to Read the Article.




National Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Impaired and Disabled


ALGBTIC (ACA) - Heterosexism and Ableism PowerPoint Presentation


APA Disability Resources in Psychology

The central mission of the APA Office on Disability Issues in Psychology is to work toward the elimination of bias against and the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in education and training, research, and professional practice.


Bent - A Journal of CripGay Voices

Bent is the biographical voice of cripgay men, but BENT also covers disability art and culture, gay and straight, to prove that our differentness and our need for inclusiveness can coexist.


Passing Twice - LGBT People Who Stutter

National Stuttering Association (NSA) Passing Twice is an informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends. Passing Twice meets every year at the NSA convention, and also holds workshops at other stuttering conferences around the world. In between, we keep in touch through a quarterly newsletter, an e-mail list, and an annual mailing list.


Rainbow Alliance Of The Deaf

The Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) is a nonprofit organization 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. RAD has over fifteen chapters in the United States and Canada.


Reach Out

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.  ReachOut USA pursues these goals through advocacy, training, technical assistance, referrals, and the negotiation of partnerships.


Blind LGBT Pride International

Blind LGBT Pride International, formerly known as BFLAG, is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). 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; By providing information about publications of interest to members that are produced in accessible format and by encouraging the production of such material in accessible format; & by providing education on accessibility awareness.


Deaf Queer Resource Center

The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").


Gay and Disabled Story - MagneticFire (UK)


Count Me in Too - Deaf and LGBT Lives Summary Sheet (PDF)


Disabled Gay Men - Bent - A Journal of CripGay Voices

BENT is the place where disability and queerness meet head-on. It's the only place where you'll read our lives, not about our lives. BENT discriminates. It's by and for cripgay men. Men who stand in solidarity with disabled women, but who believe that the "problem" of sex, as part of the problem of our larger selves, is too difficult a challenge to confuse with gender politics.


The National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability Inc., (NAADD) promotes awareness and education about substance abuse among people with co-existing disabilities. The mission of NAADD is to create public awareness of issues related to alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse faced by persons with other co-existing disabilities, and to provide a peer approach to enhance access to services, information, professional helping facilities such as a drug rehab, education and prevention through the collaborative efforts of interested individuals and organizations nationwide.


Disability History - Lesbians and Queers with Disabilities


Disability Now - United Kingdom


Americans with Disability Act (ADA) - National Resource Page


UC Davis Disability Resources


The Benchmark Institute - Cultural Competency for GLBT Disability Community


Disabled Women on the Web


Living the Queer Crip Life - Bay Area Reporter

Everyone wants to be seen for who they are, but for disabled LGBT individuals, being truly recognized as both queer and disabled remains elusive.


Ouch BBC - Its a Disability Thing

Ouch team writes frequent entries about all things disability - from news snippets, gossip and trivia through to interesting links from all over the web.



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Disaboom – Information and resources for people with disabilities

http://www.reachoutusa.org/
ReachOut USA – Advocacy and resources for members of the LGBT community with disabilities


http://www.disabilityhistory.org/dwa
Disabled Women on the Web – Includes resources on lesbians/queer women and women of color with disabilities


http://www.rad.org
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf – A non-profit active on Deaf/GLBT social justice issues


http://www.queersonwheels.com
Queers On Wheels – Resources on sexuality for queers with physical disabilities


http://www.passingtwice.com

Passing Twice – An Informal Network of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons Who Stutter & Their Friends


http://www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/
Information on finding housing:


Performance, Art, & Writing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Impaired and Disabled

Sins Invalid – A performance project on disability and sexuality focusing on queer/gender-variant people and people of color.
http://www.sinsinvalid.org

Bent Voices – An archive of stories of disabled gay men
http://www.bentvoices.org/Archives/archiveblank.htm

Axis – World-acclaimed dance performances featuring dancers with and without disabilities.
http://www.axisdance.org

“Sex on wheels: Disabled dykes getting frisky” In DIVA magazine, UK.
http://www.divamag.co.uk/diva/features.asp?AID=2526&s=1

“Why it’s still not safe to come out”  From Disability Now.
http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/have-your-say/guest-column/why-its-still-not-safe-to-come-out/?searchterm=ju%20gosling

“Disability and Queerness: Centering the outsider” By the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY.
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/archives/LetterW04.shtml

 

Raindow Alliance of the Deaf - Resources for Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals


The Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1977. 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. RAD has over fifteen chapters in the United States and Canada.

Blind Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) International


Blind LGBT Pride International, formerly known as BFLAG, is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). In 1996 members of ACB who were LGBT and their friends began meeting at the National ACB Convention to discuss issues faced by people who were LGBT and vision impaired. In 2000 Blind Friends of Lesbians and Gays, BFLAG, was chartered as a special interest affiliate of ACB. In 2009 the name was changed to Blind LGBT Pride International. Blind Pride is the largest organization of its kind in the world serving vision-impaired people in Canada, England and Japan, as well as the United States.

Whispers4u - Disabled Dating Service


Having a disability can sometimes hinder your prospects of finding love. It's a fact that many so called "Able" folk, are just not as receptive when it comes to disabled people and matters of love. If you happen to also be Gay or Lesbian, then that narrows the field even further. Here at Whispers4u, we aim to bring together Gay & Lesbian Disabled Singles in one community without prejudice, to share thoughts, make new friends, and maybe even find love!

Performance Projects


AXIS began in 1987 when founding Artistic Director Thais Mazur had the great idea and creative vision to gather a group of dancers with and without disabilities to explore dance and create a performance piece.
Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.
Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.

APA Disability Issues Office & Resources Toolbox (DART)


The Disability Issues Office serves as the central point for APA activities pertaining to disability. The office also supports the work of APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, and works with other psychologists and organizations to improve the health and well-being of persons with disabilities.
  1. Toolkit I: Students With Disabilities in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  2. Toolkit II: Legal Issues — ADA, Section 504, FERPA

  3. Toolkit III: Reasonable Accommodations Explained

  4. Toolkit IV: Recruiting Students with Disabilities

  5. Toolkit V: Training Students with Disabilities in Testing and Assessment

 

Reach Out USA - Breaking Old Stereotypes, Gaining New Ground for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans Identities



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.  ReachOut USA pursues these goals through advocacy, training, technical assistance, referrals, and the negotiation of partnerships.

Disability Now - Resources for LGBT Impaired


Having to "come out". Being called "abnormal". Or described as "queer". All of these phrases are regularly used as descriptions of non-straight sexualities, yet they work equally well as definitions of disability.   All of these phrases are also regularly used as descriptions of non-straight sexualities, yet they work equally well as definitions of disability. But, asks Penelope Friday, what is it like "coming out" in two different ways – being disabled and gay/lesbian/ bi/pansexual? And which is the most difficult for others to acknowledge?

Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC)


The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community"). This is "the place" to find the most comprehensive and accurate information about this unique community.

Passing Twice - Network of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Persons Who Stutter


Founded at the 1993 National Stuttering Association (NSA) convention in Washington D.C., Passing Twice is an informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends. Passing Twice meets every year at the NSA convention, and also holds workshops at other stuttering conferences around the world. In between, we keep in touch through a quarterly newsletter, an e-mail list, and an annual mailing list.

Resources for Providers



This meta-synthesis of empirical and nonempirical literature analyzed 24 journal articles and book chapters.




Sexuality and Disability


A Journal Devoted to the Psychological and Medical Aspects of Sexuality in Rehabilitation and Community Settings



Gay, Disabled, & Happy Facebook Social Connection


WE ALL have talents and qualities that are helpful to others wether we are disabled or able-bodied. We can use the talents we have to just listen which of major inportance in this day and age and we can you it for the advantage of others as well as ourselves! There are various ways we can use our talents and qualities and EVERYONE in this group has somthing they can give to the group and others!
 
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