Sex, sexuality and the rights of people with disability

This event brought together disability activists, people with lived experience of disability, and academics to discuss their perspectives on the rights of people with disability in relation to sex, sexuality and relationships, with an emphasis on challenges and priorities for research and advocacy. The panel, chaired by DRI Academic Convenor Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake, comprised:

Jax Jacki Brown, a disability and LGBTI activist, writer, spoken-word performer, public speaker, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer and facilitator.

Prof Michael L. Perlin, Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS's Online Mental Disability Law Program, and NYLS's International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center.

Linda Stokoe, a peer educator and trainer in the Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships program at Deakin University, a peer led relationship program ran for and by people with an intellectual disability.

Dr George Taleporos, a disability rights advocate with expertise in human rights, sexuality and disability service reform.

An article was recently published on The Citizen by Jess Bassano, Sex and disability, and the right to be yourself in public.

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