17:12, May 24 86 0

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.

Random movies

  • Execution of Justice (1999)  

    Execution of Justice (1999)

    The true story of the assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk on November 27, 1978. The case of assassin Dan White has become known as the "Twinkie defense" after his sentence was reduced from first-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. White served five years in prison and committed suicide in 1985. This film is based on 'Emily Mann''s play.