Young, Disabled and LGBT+ brings together the work of an international team interested in exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender identity, and disability in the lives of young people and aims to further develop this area as a distinct area of study.

This volume features original research and writing into lives that are often misunderstood, marginalised and under-represented in research. It is framed with artwork, poetry and writing from young disabled LGBT+ people, and centralises the voices and lives of young disabled LGBT+ people throughout. Drawing from disciplines including: sociology, psychology, disability and youth studies, and with contributions from practitioners, it examines experiences and research from a number of perspectives, such as education, personal lives and activism.

Featuring work from the UK, Canada, United States, India and Australia, it is a timely and topical book which will appeal to scholars particularly interested in sexuality, gender, disability and youth studies; professionals within health, education, social work and youth work who aim to understand and support young disabled LGBT+ people; and young people themselves.

section Section 1|87 pages

Theoretical and research landscapes

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

Sexuality and gender identity in the lives of young, disabled LGBT+ persons

Initiating a dialogue
ByAlex Toft, Anita Franklin

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Also here, also queer

The work of LGBT+ disabled activists/scholars in ‘cripping’ sexualities
ByAlan Santinele Martino

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Centring the voices of disabled LGBT+ young people in research

Ethical and methodological considerations
ByAnita Franklin, Alex Toft

section Section 2|89 pages

Identity, experience and voice

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Lived difference

Ordinariness and misfitting in the lives of disabled and LGBT youth
ByEdmund Coleman-Fountain

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Between and betwixt

Experiences of being young, trans and disabled in India
BySrilatha Juvva, Krupali Bidaye, Mahima Nayar

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

Two communities, one family

Experiences of young Deaf LGBT+ people living in a minority within a minority
ByPaul Michaels, Abigail Gorman

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Walking through treacle

The educational experiences of a group of young, disabled LGBT+ students
ByDeborah Philip

chapter Chapter 10|19 pages

Young, disabled and LGBT+ identities

Personal explorations of intersectional discrimination and support challenges
ByVemel (Resh) Ramasamy

section Section 3|49 pages

Support and inclusion

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

‘A forbidden topic’? Sexuality and young people with intellectual disabilities

ByPaul Withers, Tina McFay, Shayne Beevers

chapter Chapter 12|15 pages

Creating an LGBTQ+ alliance in a specialist college setting in England

Reflections from practice
ByGillian Leno, Andrew Travers

chapter Chapter 13|15 pages

Towards expansive and inclusive relationship and sex education

Young disabled LGBT+ people’s ideas for change
ByAlex Toft, Anita Franklin