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).
For more info on sexuality and disability go to the websites for the above services or check out Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (https://www.glhv.org.au/library?topic=77&target_audience=All&keys=)
We also recommend the following services and groups
P1P (People 1st Programme) provides 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.
(08) 9227 6414
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.
(08) 9420 7226