Queer and Disabled: Exploring the Experiences of People Who Identify as LGBT and Live with Disabilities

Theofilos Kempapidis, Nikki Heinze, Asharee K. Green, Renata S. M. Gomes*

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Abstract

As a minority within a minority, individuals who have a disability and identify as LGBT are at the intersection of multiple stigmatised identities. This brings with it unique challenges, including the possibility of oppression and rejection by both the LGBT and disability communities, which can impact on identity and wider life experiences. While previous reviews have explored issues relating to intersectionality, multiple oppression, identity, acceptance, and sexuality, an overview of the impact on wider life experiences is missing. This narrative review presents empirical findings published since 2000 about the wider everyday experiences relating to attitudes and discrimination, education, employment, finances, health and well-being, support, and intimate relationships among people who identify as LGBT and have a disability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-63
Number of pages23
JournalDisabilities
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

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