Lets work together

If you are interested in going deeper into disability, and getting to the heart of how the disability experience feels, you should work with me!  I am available for speaking engagements, guest blog posts, podcast appearances, TV appearances, and so much more with the hope of bringing disability to you in a whole new way!

Disability After Dark Presents: "Do me differently"

I want to give you all a brief sampling of my new lecture series "DisabilityAfterDark Presents: Do Me Differently".  In this lecture series we will talk about the realities and intersections that exist between sex and disability.  I will share my experiences as a queer cripple and wheelchair user, and discuss how I interact with these two identities and my sexuality. We will talk about sex and disability in a fun, honest, raw way that will give you a glimpse into it like never before. I'll share stories and anecdotes so that sex and disability will seem less taboo.  I want to shine a light on sex and disability with you.    If you are interested in bringing "Do Me Differently" to your event, school or community group, please be in touch!   

Andrew's Published Works

I wanted a place where I could link you to some of the pieces I have written for different outlets focusing on sex, disability and queerness.  I am excited that these publications gave me a space to tell my story and to put the Queer Cripple's sex life into the mainstream.   If you are looking for a provocative, raw, funny and real pieces on disability issues, I hope these are a great start. 

Huffington Post 

Out magazine

The Advocate

Everyday Feminism 

Mashable.com

The Good Men Project

Kinkly  

Your Tango.com 

Gay Times UK

 

Speaking Engagements

2017 speaking engagements 

February 23, 2017

Toronto, Canada, Supporting Our Youth Human Rights. Equity. Access. Team, "Do Me Differently" Guest Speaker. 

february 17, 2017 

Vancouver, British Columbia (via Skype) Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, Youth Without Limits Support Group, "Finding Your Identity in Multiple Communities" 

October 18, 2016

Markham, Ontario, Markham Family Health Unit, "Health For All: Exploring the True Accessibility of Our Healthcare System for the Disabled Community" 

October 17, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, University of Toronto Mississauga, "DisabilityAfterDark Presents: Do Me Differently--Shining a Bright Light on Sex and Disability"

September 27, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada AGM, "Disability With Drew: What's It Really Like to Travel With a Disability" Speaker 

June 29, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, True Davison Acres Long-Term Care Home Pride Panel, "Faces of the LGBTQ2S Community: Our Stories" Panelist  

June 11, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Aids Committee of Toronto, Totally Outright “Relationships” Panelist

June 9, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Social Media Week Panelist, Self-esteem in the age of selfies: A panel on confidence and body positivity in the technology world

May 14, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, “Smut in the 6ix Playing with Porn” Conference.  Lived Experience, Intersections, & Representation Panelist.

April 30, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Senior Pride Network, “What’s so Queer about Dying” Panelist
Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Gender and Sexuality Alliance Forum, Disability Justice Panelist

March 31, 2016
Normal, IL, USA, Illinois State University President’s Speaker Series, Keynote: “Introducing the Deliciously Disabled Queer Cripple”

March 11, 2016
Sherbourne Health Centre - Supporting Our Youth, Human Rights Equity Access Team.
Presenting: Turning up the H.E.A.T. on the Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple".

March 10, 2016
London, Ontario, Rainbow Health Ontario Conference, Panelist: "LGBTQ and Disabled: Promising Practices – Panel of Community Leaders”

Feb 29, 2016:
Vancouver, Canada, Health Initiative for Men, “Deliciously Disabled Does Vancouver” Keynote

February 27, 2016:
Vancouver, Canada, Real Wheels Theatre Key Note Speaker, “The Sexy Voices of Deliciously Disabled”

November 13, 2015:
Toronto, Canada,  Playground Conference on Sexuality, Featured Speaker on Sex and Disability: “Introducing the Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple”.

November 6, 2015:
Wright State University, Breaking Silences Sexuality and Disability Conference at Dayton Ohio Via Skype
Breakout Session: Introducing the Deliciously Disabled Queer Cripple; An In-Depth Discussion Around the Lived Experience of Queers with Disabilities

April 28, 2015:
Panelist at Queering Community: A Panel Discussion on LGBTQ2S Community Organizing at OISE.

April 23, 2015
Halton Inside Out Conference Panelist at Iroquois Ridge High School

March 5th, 2015
Sherbourne Health Centre - Supporting Our Youth, Human Rights Equity Access Team.
Presenting: Turning up the H.E.A.T. on the Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple".

Feb. 13 - 15th, 2015  
Illinois State University - Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual College Conference
Keynote Speaker: "Introducing the Deliciously Disabled, Queer Cripple: An In-Depth Discussion on the Lived Experiences of Queers with Disabilities".

October 23, 2014:
Guest Presenter on Sex and Disability for COLORS an LGBTQ Drop in Program for youth.
Guest Presenter on Sex and Disability for COLORS an LGBTQ Drop in Program for youth.

October 9, 2014:
Boyz and Girlz in Chairs: A Discussion on the Experience of Disability in the LGBTQ community at Grand River CHC.

August 22, 2014:
People’s Social Forum, Ottawa University, Disability Caucus; Presented workshop: “Sex and Disability: Opportunities Versus Obstacles”

July 24th, 2014:
Ryerson University, Co-Facilitated “Positivity in the Workplace Seminar”    

July 10, 2014:
Ryerson University, Guest Lecturer for Course “Diversity & Equity in the Workplace” Co-Presented topic: “Persons with Disabilities in the Workplace: What’s it Really like Working with a Disability”

June 23, 2014:
Senior Pride Network, “Opening the Closet on Aging” Annual Conference, Presented Workshop: “Hidden Rainbow: The Intergenerational Linkages between Senior Queers and Queers with Disabilities”

June 16, 2014:
HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, “Sex, Rights and the Law in Ontario”, Presented:  “Boys and Girls in Chairs: The lived experience of Being Queer and Crippled”

May 24th and 31st 2014:
Co-Facilitator of “Rise Up as We Climb” Workshops for World Pride Volunteers and Management Teams, Presented “Boys and Girls in Chairs: The lived experience of Being Queer and Crippled”

March 24, 2014:
York University, Guest Lecturer for “Critical Perspectives on Society” Presented workshop: “Critical Disability Theory: The Models of Disability & Beyond”

February 12, 2014:
Carleton University Graduate Students Association Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Panelist “Sex & Disability”

February 8, 2014:
University of Toronto Equity Studies Students Union “Decolonizing Our Minds” Conference, Featured Panelist discussing the lived experience of being both Queer and Disabled.