I’m gay with a disability, what should I do?

by Sara Fulco - 2016.05.27
I’m gay with a disability, what should I do?
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Hello Sara, my name is Ferdinando and people make fun of me because I have a disability and I like men. What can I do to get my classmates to accept me?

Hello Ferdinando, reading your question made me smile in a cynical way. Not because I'm laughing but because I can imagine the real difficulties that you have to live through every day. Because sexuality and disability are two parallel lines and, just like train tracks, if they're not perfectly aligned, the train derails. To avoid such an 'accident', why don't you find out if Arci (arci-gay) gives people like you the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, meetings and debates to meet psychologists and professionals in this area. Universities also organise conferences specifically on these issues. By talking and participating in groups like these, you'll raise your chances of finding a Prince Charming ready to travel in parallel with you and support you day by day. Never let those who insult and laugh at you win. I recommend watching 'Milk', the film by Gus Van Sant, which tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in the United States. Just like Milk, in your own way you can help overcome the taboos of homosexuality and disability.

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