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Netflix’s ‘Special’ Proves the Power of Shows Leaving Their Hooks Behind: Variety

As Ryan O’Connell often tells it, the first season of “Special” was a tough sell. Based on his own experiences as a gay man with cerebral palsy, “getting the show made…

Season 2 of ‘Special’ made to be ‘gayer and gimpier’: The Guardian

We’ve been waiting for the second season of Special, and it did not disappoint! An excerpt on the Ryan Hayes’ continued journey in the Guardian reads: “Upgraded to hal…

BBC Story on Cognitive Disability and Sexual Identity

LGBTQIA2S++ people with cognitive disabilities have often faced barriers when it comes to their identity – but some are now using their negative experiences to bring a…

Aaron Philip and ‘Beauty Isn’t Binary’

Aaron Philip is the first black, transgender and disabled model to sign for a leading agency. In 2019, she was featured in a video put out by Dove’s Real Beauty Campai…

Satire Videos From the Self Advocacy Federation

Edmonton’s Self-Advocacy Federation is an advocacy and support organization for adults with cognitive disabilities and their allies. Among many other activities, the S…

“Queer enough to know what I want; disabled enough to be ignored”

Yolanda Vargas is a proud Latinx disabled woman who is Queer/Bi/Pansexual. In this article, she discusses the ways she feels her queer sexuality is erased by…

The Daily Herald on LGBTQ Identities and Autism

This Utah newspaper has an interesting report on higher rates of LGBTQ identities among people with autism. Click here to read it.

Cripping Up Sex With Eva – A Great Sex Ed Website

Eva Sweeney didn’t get into sex education because she wanted to help people or become a teacher. Rather, it was because she didn’t find any applicable information for …

New Sitcom Shows the Highs and Lows of Being Gay and Disabled

Netflix just announced “Special”, a brand new sitcom based around Ryan O’Connell’s part-memoir, part-manifesto ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’. You can…

ITV News Report on Drag Performers Living With Down Syndrome

ITV News covers a new drag night in London UK which includes performers with Down Syndrome. Check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPCAw3LXMa0  http…

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