Midsumma event at the Footscray LibraryThursday, 4 February 2016 -
Footscray Library, 56 Paisley St, Footscray, 3011Victoria
LGBTIQ people with disability face multiple discriminations that can impact their ability to experience sexuality and gender as positive aspects of their lives. People with disability are often assumed to be asexual and therefore lacking a sexual or gender identity. They may also be assumed to be exclusively heterosexual. This has resulted in people with disability not being recognised as unique individuals with the diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status as seen in the community at large. LGBTIQ people with disability can struggle to find appropriate support from disability services. It can also be difficult for people with disability to find a place within the LGBTIQ community. Barriers such as limited physical access, social exclusion and a lack of accessible information mean that joining in community life can be challenging. Developed to address the invisibility, isolation and exclusion experienced by LGBTIQ people with disability, 'Outing Disability' used a consumer engagement approach to ensure people with disability were not only subjects of the exhibition, but also valued participants in all aspects of the project.
This free event is family and wheelchair friendly.
The Art Exhibition runs from 25 Jan - 7 Feb,
Mon - Fri 10am - 8pm,
Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 2 - 5pm.
The Conversation is 4 Feb, 6 - 8pm.