Gay, Disabled Men in Gay-Themed Media

  • confidentcrip

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    Nov 12, 2012 7:34 PM GMT

    I am a gay man in a wheelchair, and I consider myself quite attractive *LOL*. I often feel as if there is not enough exposure of disability in the media. On a personal level, I feel that I have often been rebuked by the gay community, because of my disability.

    So, I am just wondering, if you saw more disabled gay men in chairs featured in gay themed media, might this change the perspective? Moreover, if any guys in the Toronto area wanna take some photos of me, much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    A.
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    Nov 12, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    I'm really surprised this thread hasn't gotten many responses yet. You know, the more close-minded people who think of gays have this common misconception that we all are feminine, love shopping, and act girly. What people fail to realize is that we're not gay people - we're people. The only difference between us is that we're attracted to the same sex.

    I've never seen or heard anything about anyone being gay and in a wheelchair especially. It really opens my eyes and makes me realizes that their are lots of different people out there - gay or straight.

    I am sorry that you feel a bit shunned from the gay community, but that's not all of us. If you were closer we'd be awesome friends!

    Much love,

    Josh
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    Nov 12, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I have witnessed what you are saying and unfortunately more than once . But those only are galahs , and you don't want them as sidekicks and it is better to play doggo !!
    I have heard also some stupid drongo saying " he is in a wheel chair , i am quite sure he cannot have an erection , so why bother ) , but you cannot generalise , you will also find plenty of great mates who are smarter and treat all people equally .
    BTW , you are kind of hard on yourself mate , you more than good looking , you are a very handsome bloke !!!
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    Nov 12, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    If you have the right connections maybe you could write an article about it for fab magazine or something?
  • confidentcrip

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    Nov 12, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    I wish I had those connections.