Posted 1 week ago

7 Brave Campuses for LGBT Students in the South

Thank you to the Advocate Magazine for mentioning Queerability and our founder Kristen Guin in the section about Western Kentucky University!

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Disability Rights Activism for Student Leaders

With colleges and universities starting a new academic term, LGBTQ student groups are coming back together again to continue making an impact on their campuses. To help student leaders of LGBTQ student groups be inclusive of LGBTQ people with disabilities, Queerability has collaborated with campuspride to create a resource on Disability Rights Activism for Student Leaders! If you or someone you know is a student leader of an LGBTQ student group, please share it widely!

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Posted 4 weeks ago

A Call for Solidarity with the Community of Ferguson, Missouri |

Queerability joins with Lead On Update, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Ollibean, the Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective, and Ramp Your Voice in a call for solidarity with the community of Ferguson, Missouri.

The title is a link to the call for solidarity.

Posted 1 month ago

Queerability Mourns the Loss of Robin Williams

Queerability mourns the loss of Robin Williams. Robin Williams was open about having bipolar disorder, and we are so appreciative of his bravery for being outspoken about his mental health disability. He was an inspiration to many and will be missed.

Queerability remains steadfast in our commitment to advocate for support and acceptance of people with mental health disabilities. Everyone’s life is worth living, and suicide is not the answer. If you are thinking about taking your life, we encourage you to contact a suicide hotline or someone you trust. It’s ok to reach out for help. 

Queerability sends our heartfelt condolences to Robin Williams’ family, friends, and fans.

Posted 1 month ago

George Takei: Take Down the Image of the Wheelchair User Standing Up

Queerability expresses our profound concern about George Takei and an image he shared. The image was of a woman who uses a wheelchair standing up to reach a bottle of alcohol, and the image was captioned with  ”There has been a miracle in the alcohol aisle.” This image reinforces dangerous misconceptions and stigmas around people with disabilities. Some wheelchair users are able to stand or walk for brief periods of time, but this does not make the wheelchair user’s disability any less significant. 

We are also concerned that George Takei refused to listen to people with disabilities and our allies when the disability community expressed its concerns about the image to George Takei. George Takei, an openly gay man, has been a strong voice for the acceptance of LGBTQ people, however; we are concerned that he is ostracizing people with disabilities, especially LGBTQ people with disabilities, by sharing this image.

Queerability urges George Takei to take down the image and issue an apology to people with disabilities. We also urge the disability and LGBTQ community to sign our petition and share it widely to ensure that George Takei gets the message that sharing these kinds of images is unacceptable and that they reinforce prejudice and stigmas surrounding people with disabilities.

Posted 1 month ago

Queerability Statement and Petition to George Takei About Disability Imagery

Queerability expresses our profound concern about George Takei and an image he shared. The image was of a woman who uses a wheelchair standing up to reach a bottle of alcohol, and the image was captioned with  ”There has been a miracle in the alcohol aisle.” This image reinforces dangerous misconceptions and stigmas around people with disabilities. Some wheelchair users are able to stand or walk for brief periods of time, but this does not make the wheelchair user’s disability any less significant. 

We are also concerned that George Takei refused to listen to people with disabilities and our allies when the disability community expressed its concerns about the image to George Takei. George Takei, an openly gay man, has been a strong voice for the acceptance of LGBTQ people, however; we are concerned that he is ostracizing people with disabilities, especially LGBTQ people with disabilities, by sharing this image.

Queerability urges George Takei to take down the image and issue an apology to people with disabilities. We also urge the disability and LGBTQ community to sign our petition and share it widely to ensure that George Takei gets the message that sharing these kinds of images is unacceptable and that they reinforce prejudice and stigmas surrounding people with disabilities. 

https://www.change.org/petitions/george-takei-take-down-the-image-of-the-wheelchair-user-standing-up#share

Posted 1 month ago

Queerability Statement on Andrea James’ Twitter Commentary

Queerability condemns Andrea James’ recent Twitter commentary which used autism and other disabilities to insult individuals who voiced their concerns about Meghan McCain, a straight, cisgender person, being on the board of an LGBTQ rights organization. These comments are damaging to autistic people and furthers the stigma associated with autism. 
We urge Andrea James to take down her Twitter commentary and issue an apology to autistic people and people with other disabilities. We also urge GLAAD and other LGBTQ organizations to distance themselves from Ms. James’ commentary. It is irresponsible to continue giving a platform to people who make damaging statements about people with disabilities, some of whom are LGBTQ themselves.
Posted 1 month ago

kristen-guin:

Iggy Azalea is not fancy for using the r-word in her song. Let’s let her know that. 

My tweet here

Image is a tweet which can be found in text form linked above. 

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

Access to Mental Health Care for LGBTQ Young Adults in Pennsylvania