Where Are All The Accessible Queer Spaces?

Black NeuroQueer Punk

I want to go to more queer spaces, especially the nightlife events.  I want to attend Pride and its festivities.  I want to belong to a queer community near me that I can feel totally safe around and talk about nearly anything with.  I want to be able to enjoy myself in queer events.  However, there’s just one problem: most of them are inaccessible to myself and many other queer, disabled people.

I’ve heard many other queer, disabled people say the same things.  For starters, many bars and clubs aren’t wheelchair-accessible—the doorways aren’t wide enough for a wheelchair to pass through, or the event is held downstairs without an elevator available.  I’ve heard someone say that some restrooms in bars aimed at cis queer men don’t even have toilets, just urinals.

Also, the music in many bars and clubs is super, super loud—I’m talking about music that is so…

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Author: gimpunk

Born with MD; developed, osteoporosis, IBS, PTSD, depression. Sole caretaker of mother with aggressive Alzheimer's. Stereotypical millennial queer. Unpaid indie writer (Terminally Beautiful, Loath Letters, Accessible Love Stories) currently on a break, trying to stay out of a home.

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