Andrew Morrison-Gurza is a Disability Awareness Consultant whose passion is “making disability accessible to everyone.” In his work, he highlights the lived experience of Persons with Disabilities to show that disability is a universal experience we can all embrace. Within the LGBTQ+ community, Andrew works to deconstruct our homo-normative, body beautiful ideals and show that Queers with Disabilities deserve representation. His goal is to welcome everyone into the conversation of disability. In early 2015 Andrew was named Canada’s most prolific advocate for Queers with Disabilities by Crew Magazine. He recently launched a “Deliciously Disabled” campaign, celebrating body positivity, while aiming to find a new way to start the discussion around sexuality and disability.
In 2015, Andrew was asked to host his own internet radio program, “Deliciously Disabled: A Discussion of Sex, Disability and Everything in Between” for Voices4Ability Radio.
His written work has been highlighted in The Advocate, Huffington Post and The Good Men Project to name a few. He has been invited to present at a number of different universities and conferences, including the first workshop on Disability and Queerness for World Pride 2014 in Toronto, and was most recently a Featured Voice at the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference at Illinois State University. Andrew was the subject of a short film, “Bedding Andrew” which screened at Reeling Film Festival in Chicago in 2014. He has also been featured on MTVs, “1 Girl, 5 Gays” representing Queers with Disabilities for the very first time. He works to ensure that disability is accessible to everyone in the LGBTQ+ communities. To find out more, and book Andrew for opportunities to make disability accessible to you, please contact him.
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Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Morrison-Gurza talks about his campaign, Deliciously Disabled