Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community | Rachele Manett

Welcome to Underestimated, presented by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers and brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Rachele Manett, a pioneering figure in sex education and a passionate advocate for inclusion. Rachele’s invaluable insights shed light on the intersection of disability in the LGBTQ+ community, fostering disability pride and empowering individuals with disabilities to embrace their sexuality fully.

Rachele Manett, a sexuality educator who identifies as queer and living with a disability, stands at the forefront of the LGBTQ+ community, challenging preconceptions and promoting inclusivity. Rachele is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and the host of That Sex Show on AMI-tv. At Venus Envy, an education-based sex shop and bookstore, Rachele is the education coordinator. Rachele organizes and delivers workshops, lectures, trainings, and other educational programming and events centered around sex and sexuality. Addressing the critical gap in resources on sex and disability, their work focuses on finding, creating, and sharing valuable information on this vital topic.

With a Master’s degree from Dalhousie University, Rachele conducted groundbreaking research on the intimate connection between disability and sexuality. Their findings shed light on the unique experiences of people with disabilities, highlighting the resilience and strength within the LGBTQ+ disability community.

Throughout this episode, Rachele challenges societal norms, promoting queer and disabled communities’ visibility and fostering a sense of pride. From exploring queer sex education to dismantling barriers surrounding sex and disability, Rachele’s expertise will leave a lasting impact. Join us on this journey of discovery as we celebrate sexuality, diversity, and resilience during Pride month and beyond.

Rachele’s insights challenge perceptions, ignite conversations, and inspire a more inclusive and compassionate understanding of sex and disability. Get ready to embark on a transformative episode of Underestimated, where we celebrate the resilience and strength within the LGBTQ+ community, including those with disabilities.

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