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Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Dominant society places physical, architectural, communication and social barriers in the way, leading to isolation, unemployment, hate crimes and an overall lack of access for disabled people. And the social barriers are often compounded by generally well-meaning non-disabled people who avoid talking to disabled people for fear of saying the wrong thing. One disability services group aims … Continue reading

Watch: Ohio Rep. Ryan takes generals to task on DADT

Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Northeast Ohio, told the heartbreaking stories of Ohioans discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell” during a House Arms Services Committee hearing. He also asked Gen. James Amos when his fellow Ohioans who were discharged under DADT can return to military service. See Ryan speak and Amos respond below:

This Week’s Best Links: ‘Heartbeat Bill’ passes committee, Cincinnati named 8th most segregated city, hate crime in NYC

Check in every Friday for a roundup of all the best queer news the web has to offer. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 2011 national campaign focuses on speaking up to prevent sexual violence in our neighborhoods, communities, workplaces and schools. Click here for more information and resources. The “Heartbeat Bill,” which would … Continue reading