LGBTQ people who are disabled can experience discrimination in their local LGBT community and are more likely to have experienced homelessness (Stonewall, 2018).
Many local LGBTQ communities are focused on bars and venues, which often lack accessibility for everyone. Drag queen Sugar Cube runs the Disabled Queer and Here night, next happening on 28th March at Two Brewers, Clapham.
One prominent LGBTQ disabled role model and activist is Nyle DiMarco. The American actor and model is deaf and often shares how to sign videos on his social media channels.
Another role model is Claire Harvey, who was the British Sitting Volleyball captain
I’m also thinking about my queer disabled friends and colleagues today, and what I can do and ask them to make sure I’m not unintentionally excluding them.
Who are your disabled LGBTQ role models?