part of portrait of Eli by Riva Lehrer

Queer & Trans Disability/Deaf Resources

This resource list is under continual development. Please send additions to:
eli (at) eliclare (dot) com.

Books // Zines // Websites // Blogs // Podcasts // Listservs // Films // Downloadable Resources


Victoria Brownsworth and Susan Raffo, editors, Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability (1999)
Jennifer Clare Burke, editor, Visible: A Femmethology, Volumes One & Two (2009) (significant disability content)
Bob Guter and John Killacky, editors, Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories (2004)
Raymond Luczak, editor, Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay and Lesbian Reader (1993)
Raymond Luczak, editor, Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader (2007)
Robert McRuer and Abby Wilkerson, editors, Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies (2003)
Peggy Munson, editor, Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2000)
Shelley Tremain, editor, Pushing the Limits: Disabled Dykes Produce Culture (1996)

Persimmon Blackbridge, Prozac Highway (2000)
Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1983)
Peggy Munson, Origami Striptease (2006)

Julie Andrzejewski and Karen Thompson, Why Can't Sharon Kowalski Come Home? (1988)
Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera (2007)
Persimmon Blackbridge and Sheila Gilhooly, Still Sane (1986)
Eli Clare, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (1999, 2009)
Kenny Fries, Body, Remember (1997)
Kenny Fries, The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory (2007)
Terry Galloway, Mean Little deaf Queer (2009)
Firdaus Kanga, Heaven on Wheels (2000)
Susan Griffin, What Her Body Thought (1999)
Firdaus Kanga, Trying to Grow (1991)
Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability (2007)
Raymond Luczak, Silence Is a Four Letter Word: On Art and Deafness (2005)
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider (1984)
Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals (1980)
Robert McRuer, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (2006)
Joan Nestle, A Fragile Union (1998)
Connie Panzarino, The Me in the Mirror (1994)

Eli Clare, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion (2007)
solidad decosta, The Litmus of Desire (2007)
Qwo-Li Driskill, Walking with Ghosts (2005)
Kenny Fries, Anesthesia (1996)
Kenny Fries, Desert Walking (2000)
Raymond Luczak, St. Michael’s Fall (2001)
Peggy Munson, Pathogenesis (2008)

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Jillian Bogater, editor, Queer Zine Lit (an on-line zine with significant disability content)
Colin Kennedy Donovan and Qwo-Li Driskill, editors, Scars Tell Stories: A Queer and Trans (Dis)ability Zine (2007)
Colin K. Donovan, Fuck Pity (#1 2000, #2 2003)
Leslie Freeman, editor, Cripping Femme Zine, "by and for queerly feminine folks with dis/abilities" (e-mail Leslie at efemmera (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Leslie Freeman, Essence and Artifice, on dis/abled femme identity (e-mail Leslie at efemmera (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Hellery Homosex, Ring of Fire
Emi Koyama, IntersexCritiques: Notes on Intersex, Disability, and Biomedical Ethics
billie rain, editor, sick! a zine about chronic illness (PO Box 30169, Seattle, WA 98113, $4-6 or trade)

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Bent Voices (a webzine for and by disabled gay and bi men)
Closing Panel of Queerness and Disability Conference (includes important statements from the people of color and mixed race caucus and the people with psych disabilities caucus)
Crip Commentary (Laura Hershey's essays, commentary, and poetry)
Gayscape's list of LGBT disability websites
Disabled Women on the Web (includes significant information about lesbians, bi, and queer women)
Lesbians and Queers with Disabilities
Peggy Munson’s Resources about MCS and CFIDS
Queerness and Disability Conference of 2002

BFLAG (network of Blind and visually impaired LGBT People)
Deaf Queer Resource Center
Mangos With Chili ("the floating caberet of QTPOC bliss, dreams, sweat, sweets & nightmares," co-founded and co-directed by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, who has written and performed significantly about disability)
Passing Twice (an informal social network of LGBT stutterers)
Sins Invalid, a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists

Colin K. Donovan (activist, performer, educator, writer)
Qwo-Li Driskill (poet, scholar, performer, activist)
Loree Erickson (porn star academic)
Kenny Fries (writer)
Laura Hershey (writer, poet, activist, consultant)
Emi Koyama (multi-issue intersex activist, founder of the Intersex Initiative, writer)
Sandra Gail Lambert (writer)
Nomy Lamm (musician, writer, performance artist, self-described "badass fatass jew dyke amputee")
Riva Lehrer (painter)
Raymond Luczak (writer, filmmaker)
Aurora Levins Morales (writer, artist, historian, and activist, healer, revolutionary)
Peggy Munson (writer)
Danielle Peers (wheelchair basketball player, Paralympian, speaker)
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (writer, performer, teacher)
Dylan Scholinski (artist, writer, speaker)
Greg Walloch (comedian)
Sharon Wachsler (writer, trainer)

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Ambrose's Blog, The Root Cellar
Bethany Stevens' Blog, Crip Confessions
Biodiverse Resistance's Blog
Crip Chick's Blog
Dave Hingsbuger's Blog, Chewing the Fat
The Deal with Disability video blog by the founder of Queers on Wheels
Irreverent Sarcastic Smartypants Disability Tour's (aka Colin Kennedy Donovan's) Blog
Mia Mingus's Blog, Leaving Evidence
Sweet Perdition's Blog
To the Other Side of Dreaming, a tumblr by Stacey Milburn and Mia Mingus
Venus Speaks Blog
Wheelchair Dancer's Blog

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Leslie Freeman, debut of the "Cripping Femme" series (Episode 8 of the FemmeCast)

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Queer Disability listserv
QueerAbility listserv

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Austin Unbound, Eliza Greenwood
Crip Shots, John Killacky
Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun, Pratibha Parmar
GIMP Boot Camp, Danielle Peers and Melisa Brittain
F**k the Disabled, Greg Walloch
Self Preservation: The Art of Riva Lehrer, Sharon Snyder and David Mitchell
Southern Comfort, Kate Davis
Want, Loree Erickson

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Downloadable Resources

General Information Fliers
Selected Disability Resources (downloadable as a PDF)
General Disability Ally Flyer (downloadable as a PDF)
Anti-Ableist Action Steps for Medical Providers (a list in progress, downloadable as a PDF)

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