This episode is another throwback episode where I detail how my relationship with my biological father greatly impacted my intimate relationships as a disabled man later in life. I discuss how my father turned me into a "clingosaurus cripple". I also talk with Danny Kodmur about what being clingy as a disabled person means for him.
In this episode, I wanted to share part of my coming out story with you! I thought that rather than simply giving you my views on the experience, that I'd interview my Mom, and learn from her what my coming out as queer and disabled meant for her. We talk about her experiences having a disabled son, her understanding of disability, my coming out and so much more.
In this episode, I explore the links between kissing and disability. We look at how people view kissing and disability; some of the challenges of kissing when disabled; I read comments left by my Facebook group about kissing and disability, and I talk to my friends Claire AH about kissing after a stroke; I also talk to Natalie Rose about what it's like kissing her disabled husband.
In this episode, I interviewed one of the sexiest people I have ever had the pleasure of talking to on the show. My friend Addison (a go-go dancing smoke show of hotness from Vancouver) sat down with me to talk about the connections between HIV-positive status and disability, and I was pleasantly surprised that he really considered the question, and asked his community what they thought. Our conversation is light and fun, but also touches on the fact that the disabled and poz communities have one big thing in common: we both face stigma and we need to work together to change that.
In this episode, I talk about my experience on a Canadian TV show called 1Girl5Gays on MTV Canada and Logo from 2013-14 in the shows 5th season. I was the only visibly disabled person on that program, and I talk about what that meant for me and disabled representation on Queer TV.
Here's a link to hilarious photos of me on the show and my show bio
In this episode, I talk with JoEllen Notte; well known researcher, mental health advocate and writer about the linkages between sex, depression and disability. We talk about how she manages her depression, whether or not she believes depression is a disability, and so much more.
You can find out more about JoEllen's work at: www.redheadbedhead.com
This was a tough episode to record. In light of all the sexual assault stories coming out, I felt it was necessary to talk about how disabled people deal with consent, sexual harassment and sexual assault. In this episode, I share some moments of things that happened to me. It wasn't easy sharing this stuff, but I felt it was important. This isn't an episode you should enjoy, but you should give pause and think. There will be another episode about this with a panel of other disabled people discussing consent soon enough.
In this episode, I talk about what it has been like for me working in the industry as a queer cripple, and what that has meant for me. We talk about the beginnings of my writings, professional ableism as a Queer Cripple, I share the pitfalls of being a profesional Queer Cripple speaker and more.
This episode is a hilarious re-telling of my first (and hopefully not last) threesome as a Queer Cripple. I share what I wanted the threesome to be, the reality of it, and what I learned from it for my next one. Throughout the story, I touch on internalized ableism, sexual ableism, some funny moments and more. Enjoy!