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'The queer community needs to do better at representing the disabled community' - a chat with Ginny

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We recently spoke to Ginny about their experience of being a young, disabled queer person. 

Ginny is aiming to gather a group of people to march together at Liverpool Pride, which takes place on 30 July 2022. Be sure to get in touch with them if you'd like to get involved :) 

My name is Ginny and I’m a young disabled and chronically ill person from Lancashire. I use all pronouns and am proudly bisexual and gender queer 

In 2020, I set up an Instagram account to talk about all things sex and disability, intersectional feminism and generally about my life with disability. 

Over the years I’ve shared and grown with the community speaking at events, on podcasts, with a brand on a national campaigns for vulval positivity, and much much more! My passion for advocating for the disabled community as a sexy community has never faltered. 

But in recent times, I have struggled to access Queer spaces and events due to accessibility barriers and stigmas. I feel this is something that many LGBTQIA+ people have experienced and the queer community needs to do better at representing the disabled community. After all, disabled people make up a large number of the population and cover every demographic imaginable. 

As a northern queer, I’ve marched and protested at many local Pride events but nothing feels more like home than Liverpool Pride. I chose to bring my most recent campaign to Liverpool Pride as other prides have become commercialised, and betrayed the community by excluding access needs and having a pay wall. Pride is and always will be first and foremost a protest for me and many, many people! 

I will never forget the feeling of attending my first Pride and feeling so lost and overwhelmed when a trans woman told me to melt in and feel the energy! And doing just that, my passion for loudly being queer blossomed. 

I’m aiming to gather 50 people together to March at Liverpool Pride 2022, which takes place on Saturday 30th July from 10:30am. We'll be meeting just outside Lime Street station at the Town Hall.

Please spread the message far and wide, and make the presence of Disabled Queers Unite truly felt and heard. 

Please get in contact with me on Instagram @mydisabledsexlife or via email at justginnylove@gmail.com.

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Over to you...

Will you be attending a Pride event this year? 

How have you found the accessibility of queer spaces and events?

Do you have any questions for Ginny?

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