Having cerebral palsy (CP) and being gay or transgender appears to be a double-edged sword for numerous people, especially children in school who deal with bullying on two different levels. Yet, in today’s society, where sexual orientation is more accepted than ever before, awareness should be encompassed and accepted, but is it?
Bullies Targeting LGBT Disabled Kids With Cerebral Palsy
According to the Anti-Bully Alliance, more than 65% of disabled LGBT children and teens have went through intense homophobic bullying, more so than non-disabled LGBT children and teens. According to the National Coordinator of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Lauren Seager-Smith,
We are very concerned by reports of dual discrimination, bullying and marginalisation experienced by disabled young people that identify as LGBT+. There are clear steps we can take to change the situation – we must listen to disabled young people in our schools and act on their recommendations, fight for statutory sex and relationships education that is inclusive of all young people, and make sure our anti-bullying initiatives do not exclude those children most at risk.”
However, fighting for the rights of LGBT disabled yo