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2018-05-24 17:12:06

 

Pride in Pictures 1977: Queers with disabilities fight extra battles for visibility and equality

You’re marginalized when you’re LGBT, a fact compounded if you also have a disability.

Thus this photo from the 1977 San Francisco Gay Day parade is all the more inspiring. Some LGBT people must grapple with their sexuality and a disability. There are few role models. Media portrayals are rare, and you battle the wide-ranging perceptions and misconceptions of others, even within your own community.

From 1977 Pride, let’s fast forward to a current hero: Andrew Gurza, in Toronto, is a disability-awareness consultant who identifies himself as a content creator and queer crippled man.

He now reaches thousands through his bi-weekly podcast Disability After Dark and his Twitter feed @andrewgurza.


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