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Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 175–180 | Cite as

Who’s Missing? Awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People with Intellectual Disability

  • A. Noonan
  • M. Taylor Gomez
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Abstract

This article arose from an Australian project designed to develop educational and training material in relation to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people with disability. The project was supported by the Queensland Association of Healthy Communities (QAHC) and the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD). A resource was developed and its aim is to create greater awareness and understanding within the community that LGBT people with intellectual disability exist and to provide education and training to disability organizations. We aim to present the complexity of issues which prevent LGBT people with intellectual disability from living full lives and having opportunities for sexual expression.

Keywords

LGBT Intellectual disability Sexuality Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intergender Queer Australia 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors want to acknowledge the support of Rikki Menzies at QAHC and the following community services in Queensland: Open Doors, Micah Projects Inc., Qspace-Expanded Horizons, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Family Planning Queensland (FPQ), Queensland Positive People, Gold Coast Alliance (GCA), Spiritus/Positive Directions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland Association for Healthy CommunitiesSouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, School of MedicineThe University of Queensland, The Mater HospitalSouth BrisbaneAustralia

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