Wellesley Room November 14, 2015 11:00 am - 12:10 pm

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Andrew Morrison-Gurza

This session will introduce you to a part of the Queer Community we rarely discuss – Persons with Disabilities who identify as LGBTQ+ (The Queer Cripple). Queers with Disabilities are sorely underrepresented in our homo-normative, body beautiful culture, and Andrew aims to change that. A combination of education and personal experiences will invite you into a conversation around the Queer Cripple, the lived experiences navigating both sexuality and disability (ie. What it actually feels like to be queer and disabled), and what they can offer the LGBTQ+ community overall.

Participants will openly explore the mythology and fear around sex and disability, and consider why we are afraid to talk about disability and sexuality in both the LGBTQ+ community and society at large. We will consider the opportunities found within the Deliciously Disabled movement, as a way to make disability truly accessible to everyone under the rainbow in a fun, sexy and provocative way.