Getting Information to Isolated Disabled Lesbian and Gay Members

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2002 National Disabled Members' Conference
26 October 2002

Conference notes that disabled lesbian and gay members are most vulnerable to discrimination when they are isolated from information, support and advice.

Conference is concerned that information on self-organised groups and network days often does not reach isolated members, including disabled lesbian and gay members who are not out in the branch.

Conference calls on the National Disabled Members’ Committee to recognise that they have disabled lesbian and gay members amongst their membership, even if they do not know who they are.

The National Disabled Members’ Committee has a duty to these disabled lesbian and gay members to regularly publicise information on network days and self-organised groups in general mailings and newsletters, so that members can access support without having to out themselves in the disabled self-organised group and that National Disabled Members’ Committee maintains a database of disabled lesbian and gay members’ access needs.