More Than Ticking A Box: LGBTIQA+ People With Disability Talking About Their Lives

Organisation: Deakin University

The acronym LGBTIQA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (or trans), intersex, queer/questioning, asexual, HIV positive and other terms (such as non-binary and pansexual) that people use to describe or express their sex, gender, sexuality, and relationships. Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies (Intersex Human Rights Australia, 2020). The term ‘queer’ is often used as an umbrella term to refer to sexually and gender diverse people and communities. Although historically used as a pejorative, LGBTIQA+ people have reclaimed the term as an expression of resistance, solidarity and sense of belonging to a broad community (Drummond & Brotman, 2014).

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