It has been something that has always troubled me and has been ever since I can remember.
I remember as a young person, kids would say things like “Mum, is that a girl?” the innocent child would ask their mum as they walked past me in the local shopping centre. The mum would look at me and scamper away quickly in the opposite direction.
As a young person growing up, this is something that I had to live with day-in, day-out and somehow it didn’t get any easier. It also caused ongoing pain throughout my teens and early twenties.
Recently, I sat down and put pen to paper to talk about the intersection of disability and being gay and wrote an article for Star Observer. You can read the full article here: How gay body image ideals harm men living with a disability.