Fighting discrimination against LGBT+ people, we often forget that there is discrimination even within the LGBT+ spaces. There are people living on the intersectionality of different identities that are out of our vision. Sometimes it is important to stop and look around and identify is some being left out. There are topics we need to discuss and one of those is being LGBT+ and living with a disability. Adding to that, we are often oblivious to the challenges they are facing and how the Bible is often used to dehumanise them and treat them as not being whole. Their LGBT+ identity is adding to their impression that wholeness is even more out of their reach. What was it like to grow up with a disability in a faith community? What can faith communities and groups do to make a better job in including people with disability? How do we approach the topic of disability? How can we do better? These and other questions I discussed with Sian Jones.
This podcast is part of the project “Let Us be Heard” and is partially financed by HMS
BOOKS AND OTHER LINKS:
The God I Love by Joni Eareckson Tada
The Disabled God by Nancy Eiseland
LGBT + disabled organisation