“I feel very isolated”: People with disabilities face barriers accessing LGBTQ+ spaces

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Disability is a reality for many Canadians. Yet, people with disabilities often struggle to access businesses, nightclubs and other spaces.

This is true in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community as well.

“I feel very isolated in a lot of those spaces because they’re not accessible,” disability awareness consultant Andrew Gurza tells Global News about hot spots in Toronto’s LGBTQ+ neighbourhood, “The Village.”

“And if I can access the space a lot of the community doesn’t know how to receive me. Has never seen a disabled person like me in the space.”

Global News’ Alyssa Julie spoke to two disabled people in the queer community, who said physical barriers aren’t the only hurdle they encounter. Global News’ Alyssa Julie reports.

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