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Finding Disabled Transgender Pride

Being transgender and disabled are interlinked for me. In both of these identities that I hold, my body does not function or present the way I want it to, or in a way that society would perceive as “normal.” Both…
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Safeguarding My Mental Health While Fighting Queerphobia in Zimbabwe

When you live in a country where laws are upheld that marginalize people who look like you, openly existing is a radical act of defiance. You know the risks of openly defying such laws. People vilify your existence, harming or…
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How LGBTQ+ Disabled People Are Celebrating Virtual Pride

Content note: includes mentions of COVID-19 and police brutality toward Black people Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person Pride events have been postponed or turned virtual. And while I do miss the experience of dressing in an all-rainbow outfit…
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Disabled People Are Not Simply Dispensable During a Pandemic

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. It’s hard to wash your hands to prevent the spread of coronavirus when you’re
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Finding Sexual Health Care Shouldn’t Be So Difficult for Disabled People

The lives of people with disabilities are often medicalized, but our sexual health is mostly ignored. Doctors tend to be a big part of our lives, but they don’t ask about our sex life.  You would think something like getting
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Crip Queer Pride with Daisy Wislar

So often, disabled people are bombarded with media representation, cultural narratives, and stereotypes that stigmatize disability as just an unfavorable medical condition. But this couldn’t be less true! Disability is an identity in its own right, and Daisy shares their
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#CripQueerPride Twitter Chat

Archive of Twitter chat Owning one’s disability identity means fighting against narratives and stereotypes that provides a limited understanding of what disability is beyond the medical labels. Our Storyteller Daisy (@DaisThinks) shares how coming into their identity made
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Celebrating My LGBTQ+ Pride Helped Me Find Disability Pride

My first display of public LGBTQ+ pride was the rainbow pin that I attached to my purse in middle school: In the center, a pink triangle with text that read “Out Loud” and rainbow stripes that radiated outward from the
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Inclusion of Disabled People in the LGBTQ+ Community is About More Than Accessibility

Accessibility at major Queer events like Pride is extremely important to disabled LGBT2SQQAAIP (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Two Spirit Queer Questioning Aromantic Asexual Intersex Pansexual) people, and many of us are willing to provide guidance to help make it happen.…