You’re marginalized when you’re LGBTQ, a fact compounded if you also have a disability.
Thus this photo from the 1977 San Francisco Gay Day parade is all the more inspiring. Some LGBTQ people must grapple with their sexuality and a disability. There are few role models. Media portrayals are rare, and you battle the wide-ranging perceptions and misconceptions of others, even within your own community.
From 1977 Pride, let’s fast forward to a current hero: Andrew Gurza, in Toronto, is a disability-awareness consultant who identifies himself as a content creator and queer crippled man.