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Disability and Sexuality

Disability and Sexuality

Being same gender attracted, trans and/or gender diverse and having a disability can be hard. Our society has a history of denying that people who have disabilities have a sexuality at all (let alone diverse sexuality!) Many people still think this way and the result is a “double taboo” around sexuality and disability. Many people with disabilities can be denied choices and access to information about sexuality and sexual health, and gender identity and expression.

 

Fortunately there are places that value people with disabilities and their sexuality and gender.

 

Freedom Centre is an inclusive space that welcomes people of all abilities (and ethnicities, cultures, denominations, genders, and sexualities). We also recommend the following services and groups;

 

People 1st Programme (PIP)

Sexuality, relationships & personal safety education for people with intellectual disabilities. A project of Sexual Health Quarters, PIP offers one-to-one education, protective education programmes in schools and parent/carer consultations. Services are tailored to the needs of the individual. Check out their website at www.people1stprogramme.com.au or call (08) 9227 6414 to find out more.

 

SECCA (Sexuality Education Counselling & Consultancy Agency)

Provides counselling for people with a disability, their partners, carers and family around relationships and sexuality. Professional education and consultancy is also available covering sexuality and disability. Fees may apply. Check out their website at www.secca.org.au or call (08) 9420 7226 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

People With Disabilities WA (PWD)

PWD(WA) services include advocacy, information and referrals, community education and lobbying. Check out their website at pwdwa.org/  or call (08) 9485 8900 (Perth) or 1800 193 331 (Country) TTY (08) 9386 6451 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For more info on sexuality and disability go to the websites for the above services or check out Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria.