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Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing?"

Chloe_Scope
Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
edited February 2020 in Research and opportunities

Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing? Maybe it’s another barrier' – Daily Telegraph

‘I think quite often there’s a stigma attached to females being sporty, that everyone must be lesbians,” says Emma Wiggs matter of factly. 

“I find that a real struggle, although I can’t really buck the trend,” she laughs. 

With cropped hair and a muscular upper body, the reigning Paralympic, World and European para-canoeist champion is aware of being pigeonholed as a gay female para-athlete.

Read the full article here: Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing? Maybe it’s another barrier' – Daily Telegraph
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  • Lesnic
    Lesnic Member Posts: 1 Listener
    If you're gay then whose business is it but your own? We don't live in the dark ages anymore but we still have the small minded people who would happily drag us back there. 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lesnic   Pleased to meet you .

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