LGBT Disability Sexuality Information
About 60 million people or one in five Americans (20%) is living with at least one disability and most Americans will experience a disability at some time during the course of their lives. One in five LGBT people also have a disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a positive effect on the lives of people with disabilities in America, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and those living with HIV/AIDS. One author of the ADA was professor Chai Feldblum, a leading scholar of disability and gay rights with a deep understanding of the struggles and goals of both communities. Feldblum went on to become a member of the 5 person U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sexuality and disability refers to the sexual behaviour and practices of people with a disability (PWD).
Physical disabilities such as a spinal cord injury may change the sexual functioning of a person. However, the disabled person may enjoy sex with the help of sex toys and physical aids (such as bed modifications), by finding suitable sex positions, or through the services provided by a qualified sex worker.
Disability stereotypes add to the difficulty and stigma experienced by people with disabilities.
The following myths about people with disabilities have been identified:
- Men and women with disabilities don't need sex.
- Sex must be spontaneous and/or have a set time.
- Men and women with disabilities are "oversexed."
- Men and women with disabilities can't have 'real' sex.
- Men and women with disabilities are not sexually attractive.
- Boys and girls with disabilities don't need sexuality education.
- Men and women with disabilities have more important needs than sex.
- Men and women with disabilities, such as retardation, should not have children and should not be allowed to have children.
- Trump Administration Proposes to End Data Collection on LGBT Elders and People with Disabilities
Proposed removal of sexual orientation question from National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and sexual orientation and gender identity fields
Author: The Williams Institute - (Publish Date: 2017-03-23)
- Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit Against School In Disabled Student Wrongful Sexual Assault Investigation
Drake University wrongfully expels disabled male student then retaliates against father for speaking out
Author: Nesenoff and Miltenberg, LLP - (Publish Date: 2017-02-22)
- IntimateRider Sex Aid for People with Disability
IntimateRider products are designed for adults with physical disabilities, including spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy or arthritis
Author: IntimateRider - (Publish Date: 2015-01-29)
- Landmark Transgender Case Challenges Constitutionality of ADA Exclusion
Constitutionality of Americans with Disabilities Act is being challenged in court regarding exclusion of transgender people
Author: Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. - (Publish Date: 2015-01-26)
- Fear of Disability, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender People
For people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the disability experience can be even more challenging
Author: Thomas C. Weiss - (Publish Date: 2014-11-21)
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation and Sexuality
Need to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex considerations in assessment and rehabilitation agenda of TBI
Author: IOS Press - (Publish Date: 2014-11-08)
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