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What it means to be transgender

Published on 18.09.2018
by Charlotte

The following blog was written by a person with learning disabilities, who wanted to share her experiences of how good support has helped her to live the life she has always wanted.

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LGBT social groups

Published on 03.09.2018
by Jon Dennison, Choice Support

Social groups for people with learning disabilities who identify as LGBT are few and far between.

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Supported Loving - how can families help?

Published on 15.08.2018
by Liz Wilson, Family Consultant – Dimensions

I went to speak with the Supported Loving network about a family perspective on the near taboo subject of sexual relationships between people with learning disabilities.

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Sexuality and learning disabilities

Published on 02.07.2018
by Choice Support

Sexuality and Learning Disabilities is a book published by Learning Disabilities Today and edited by Choice Support's Dr Claire Bates.

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RESPOND – My Life, My Marriage Project

Published on 04.06.2018
by RESPOND

Research indicates that people with a learning disability can be forced into marriage and many cases can go unreported.

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Love is...

Published on 21.05.2018
by Michael Fullerton, CMG

The Brelade Players, a performance group in Brighton and Hove, came up with words and artwork, which was incorporated into a beautiful love poem.

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Is love still a taboo subject?

Published on 22.03.2018
by Mel O'Neil and Mark Phillipson

Mark my 23-year-old son, has always had an eye for the ladies. He wants to meet the right girl and have love and romance in his life.

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Opening a can of worms

Published on 12.02.2018
by Dr Claire Bates

LDT publishes Dr Claire Bates’ blog challenging ingrained cultural barriers to love and sex.

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All you need is love

Published on 03.01.2018
by Sam Sly

The lyrics of the Beatles song say “all you need is love”. I believe that love is the central key to citizenship which is something that every one of us has a right to.

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Love is not a luxury

Published on 04.12.2017
by Dr E Ferguson

Dr Erin Ferguson's research explores how people with learning disabilities can access the messy, fun, exciting and frightening world where love is not a luxury.

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Relationships are for everyone

Published on 31.10.2017
by Dr Claire Bates, Choice Support

Many take relationships for granted, yet forget or are fearful about empowering opportunities for people with learning disabilities to meet potential partners.

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Easy complacency or hard commitment

Published on 23.10.2017
by Sue Sharples

If you are provider of support for people with a learning disability it is easy to be complacent about helping people to develop close, intimate relationships.

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