Disability news
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Community updates


• Read over some of our recent discussions and have your say!

• Upload a new profile picture and give your profile a personal touch.

• Get the latest information on issues relating to coronavirus.

Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing?"

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,875 Scope community team
edited February 20 in Disability news

Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing? Maybe it’s another barrier' – Daily Telegraph

‘I think quite often there’s a stigma attached to females being sporty, that everyone must be lesbians,” says Emma Wiggs matter of factly. 

“I find that a real struggle, although I can’t really buck the trend,” she laughs. 

With cropped hair and a muscular upper body, the reigning Paralympic, World and European para-canoeist champion is aware of being pigeonholed as a gay female para-athlete.

Read the full article here: Emma Wiggs: 'If a disabled person comes out as gay, is that going to be an extra thing? Maybe it’s another barrier' – Daily Telegraph
Community Partner
Scope

Replies

  • LesnicLesnic Member Posts: 1 Listener
    If you're gay then whose business is it but your own? We don't live in the dark ages anymore but we still have the small minded people who would happily drag us back there. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lesnic   Pleased to meet you .

    Thank you for sharing and joining.

    Please if I can say we as a community encompass all no matter what they are.  Dealing with and coping with happy to be a listening ear.

    Pleased to tell you that, we do have a supportive community.

    If you ever did find yourself suffering or having any problems.

    I am pleased to inform you this a safe place to discuss when ever we can help you with or need to ask.

    One needs to be in a community that is sensitive kind and compassionate this is the place here.

    Please take care and safe.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
Sign in or join us to comment.