Anecdotes of a disabled gay

Anecdotes of a disabled gay

This video features Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpretation. In this moving and often funny talk, Wayne Herbert challenges some common myths about disability and sexuality.

 

Wayne explores the power of social labels and how they can affect one’s life in both positive and negative ways. Wayne knows there is much work to be done to improve the employment of people with disability. He knows all too well that as a country, Australia cannot let the skills and talents of people with disability go to waste. Wayne has a unique, humorous, thought-provoking, and challenging insight into the issues facing people with disability. He too has a disability, but is well-known for forgetting about it. ‘Is it wrong that I forget I have a disability? I just get on with things; I’ve got shit to do.’ Wayne believes his parents won the diversity lottery, as he is a disabled, gay, aspiring drag queen!

Wayne now embarks on the journey as a writer with his first book Anecdotes of a Disabled Gay. His book is a collection of the shit people say to a thirty-something- year-old disabled gay man. Wayne is fearless and unapologetic in his commitment to raising the profile of people with disability and people of the LGBTIQ community. Wayne can be regularly seen wearing magic shoes. Wayne Herbert is fearless and unapologetic in his commitment to raising the profile of people with disability and people of the LGBTIQ community. He can be regularly seen wearing magic shoes.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedxLas Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. Its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower.

Tags: Gay Men, Disability, TedTalk

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