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Where's the human dignity in that? : LGBTQIA + people with intellectual disability exploring sexual lives and respectful relationships

journal contribution
posted on 2020-01-01, 00:00 authored by Genee MarksGenee Marks, A O’Shea, K R McVilly, Patsie FrawleyPatsie Frawley, N Despott
© 2020, © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. For people with disabilities, sexuality remains a contested and restricted space. This research investigated how the Sexual Lives & Respectful Relationships (SL&RR) program might be adapted for people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBTQIA+. The program included co-developed materials and specifically curated narratives. It was received positively. The facilitators identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community was also reported as positive. While an inclusive program might be ideal, participants expressed the view that community attitudes (including those of other people with intellectual disability) might not yet be conducive to integrated human relationships programs.

History

Journal

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services

Volume

32

Issue

3

Pagination

354 - 376

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1053-8720

eISSN

1540-4056

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal