Posted 37 minutes ago

Book Suggestion for Autism Acceptance Month

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is a great book written by people on the autism spectrum, non-autistic parents, and non-autistic professionals and is a great practical guide to autism. 

Here’s a description of the book:

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autistics, autism parents, and autism professionals.

TPGA is available as a paperback and on Kindle. For the month of April only, TPGA is available on Kindle for the heavily discounted price of $2.99! Get it while you can!

Posted 1 day ago

Book Suggestion for Autism Acceptance Month

Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking is a great book of writings by and for Autistic people created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Here is a description of the book:

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking catalogues the experiences and ethos of the Autistic community and preserves both diverse personal experiences and the community’s foundational documents together side by side.

The book is available as paperback or on Kindle on Amazon.

Posted 1 day ago

Book Suggestion for Autism Acceptance Month

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self by Landon Bryce of the ThAutcast is a wonderful book for autistic children as they learn about what it means to be autistic. 

Here is a description of the book: 

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self is a funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. Author Landon Bryce uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued.

Vector, our narrator, talks about the benefits and challenges that his autism gives him. His friends Ramikin, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and Marko, who is nonverbal, show how different from each other autistic people can be. Vector also introduces readers to his friend Pang and his sister Manta, so they can see what it is like for him to interact with people who do not have autism. Researcher Dr. Chip is looking for a cure for autism, and Vector explains why that makes him sad.

Landon Bryce is Autistic, gay and a former teacher.

Posted 2 days ago
Do you know of any resources for disabled gays?
Anonymous asked

askgaywrites:

Shoutout to queerability! All your LGBT + disability needs. 

Thanks for the shout out!

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago
So many videos supporting autism....with only one PoC in all of them combined and no WoC. .-.
kforshort asked

Unfortunately, PoC and women are under diagnosed so it’s hard to find autistic PoC and women. This is a good article explaining why. Also, there are very few positive autism PSAs, and I really had to scrounge around for the ones I’ve been posting.

Posted 4 days ago
Posted 4 days ago

Blind bisexual asylum seeker ‘beaten’ by UK deportation officers

Friends of a blind bisexual asylum seeker from Cameroon are accusing UK deportation officers of beating him up.

Alain Kouayep Tchatchue fled after the people in his town discovered he was having sex with another man.

Fearing being beaten or killed, the French speaker came to the UK in order to live and love freely. In his time here, he has found another male partner – another asylum seeker.

The Home Office rejected his claim of asylum and issued a deportation order last week.

Last Saturday (5 April), it was claimed immigration staff took him to Heathrow airport around 4am.

It is claimed Tchatchue protested, saying he had a legal right to be there, and two male members of staff allegedly punched his wrists and upper torso in an attempt to make him submit.

The blind man was then bundled into the van and taken to the airport, his friends claim.

They say he shouted ‘I’m gay, I’m gay! I don’t want to go back to Cameroon!’ as he was being attacked.

A female member of staff, who was supposed to be looking after his welfare, then allegedly proclaimed Tchatchue was too ill to travel and the asylum seeker was returned to Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre close to the airport.

On his return, the manager was so appalled by the injuries the police were called.

Reverend Andy Braunston, a friend of Tchatchue, has written to the director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders to ask the immigration staff to be prosecuted.

‘Alain is a blind man who uses a white stick to get around and who has fled here because of fear of the violence of the state in Cameroon,’ he said.

‘It is shameful that agents of our government have beaten this vulnerable man in an attempt to send him back to persecution.

‘We should be ashamed.’

The UK Border Agency decided in 2010 to allow gay men, lesbians and bisexuals if they were not allowed to live openly in their country of origin.

Before 2010, those seeking asylum were often refused permission on the grounds they could behave with ‘discretion’ when returned.

However, some activists believe the attitude remains when it comes to bisexual refugees as it is apparently easier for them to be ‘discreet’.

When contacted by GSN, Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre refused to comment.

(The title is a link to the original article)

Posted 4 days ago

I’ve noticed that Facebook has been decreasing the amount of people that see posts from the Queerability Facebook. If you wish to continue seeing posts, go to the “like” button and click “add to interest lists” Please reblog this post so that others can see it. 

Thanks, 
Kristen

Posted 5 days ago