Pride Month: More Than One-Third of LGBTQ Adults Identify as Having a Disability

LGBTQ Pride Month: More Than One-Third of LGBTQ Adults Identify as Having a Disability

Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 4.57.37 PMThroughout LGBTQ Pride Month (June), the LGBTQ community has been reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. Among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, 30 percent of men and 36 percent of women also identify as having a disability. The disability community intersects with every other minority group, and the LGBTQ community is no exception.

Some celebrities and business leaders are using their voice to share their stories, educating people about both visible and invisible disabilities. They are defying the statistics and have remained highly successful with their disabilities. Our newsletter from earlier this month highlighted some of their stories.

RespectAbility, a national nonprofit working to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities, has been celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the intersection of disability and LGBTQ on its social media channels and will continue to recognize their important contributions on a regular basis. Several RespectAbility Fellows and staff members who identify as being part of both the LGBTQ and disability communities have written personal reflections.

We hope these personal stories will be both educational and fun to read.

View RespectAbility.Org’s  website for their Blog and stories .

Respect Ability
READ MORE: https://www.respectability.org/2018/06/ericascherlgbtq/
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READ MORE: https://www.respectability.org/2018/06/deafness-queerness-asian-american-woman/

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