Jim (and anyone else who's interested):
There is a lot of work out there on learning
disabilities and sexuality, most of it pretty dire.
In my area (autism) there's one OK source:
Demetrious Haracopos and Lennart Pederson, "Sexuality
and Autism, Danish Report," http://www.autismuk.com/
Then there's the TEACCH report on sex education,
which makes some mighty big assumptions on
Then there's a really bad source, John Money. Money
is one of those who still thinks autism is caused by
abuse. That said, you may find some information of
use (case studies) in his book "The Kaspar Hauser
Syndrome of "Psychosocial Dwarfism": Deficient
Statural, Intellectual, and Social Growth Induced by
Child Abuse." I know of one transgender person with
autism who was "treated" by Money as a child.
If you're not familar with Money, go read "As Nature
Made Him" by John Colapinto before you dive into the
Caspar Hauser book. His "science" really is a load of
bollocks, and there are other concerns regarding his
work with vulnerable young people that I won't go
into, but Colapinto does.
You might want to speak with Lynn Moxon, a
psychologist with ESPA (European Services for People
with Autism, here in Sunderland UK), as autismand
sexuality is a research interest of hers.
I'm afraid I can't help you much with the PWC
Good luck, do share what you find or good sources you
find on list.
-- M. Waltz
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:59 am
Subject: People of color w/ disabilities who are
> .... and / or anyone who has done research on that area of group
> overlap-- wanted for consideration as speakers for a series of
> events relating
> to disability, to be put on in the coming couple of years by CLAGS,
> theCenter for lesbian and gay Studies which is located at the SUNY
> / City
> University of New York. I have pushed the door open at CLAGS to
> disability studies by several years of advocacy -- so, now there is
> finally a working committee meeting about once a month to put together
> some events at the intersection of LGBT/Q studies and disability
> studies. To more fully diversity the group and the list of potential
> presenters & topics, we need leads on LGBT/Q-PWD writers / scholars
> whoare also people of color, or who have researched LGBT-PWD people of
> color. As well as any LGBT-PWD-intersection scholars.... we have a
> fewnames so far.
> Any leads to people, articles or books would be greatly appreciated.
> My essay urging CLAGS to be inclusive towards PWDs, the largest
> intersecting minority -- in the "CLAGS News" can be found on-line,
> Winter 2000 issue, titled "Why Do You Care About This? Part One"
> Scholars or popular-press writers in those areas might ALSO be able to
> get interviewed on the local listener-supported non-profit radio
> stationwhose LGBT program I have volunteered to put together some
> programsegments for. These interviews of about seven minutes
> might be
> recorded by phone, or if the person happens to be coming to New
> York in
> the coming year. I would also be happy to consider individuals who
> havenot published in this area of PWD / LGBT overlap, but who
> nonethelesshave some well thought-out things to say on life as a
> person at the
> intersection of these two (or more) stigmatized groups -- and some
> skill at expressing those thoughts.
> Jim Davis
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