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 sex and disability to you in a whole new way.

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, and my views on disability into the mainstream.  If you are looking for provocative, raw, funny and real pieces on disability issues, I hope these are a great start. 

Huffington Post 

Out magazine

The Advocate

Everyday Feminism 


The Good Men Project


Your Tango.com 

Gay Times UK



Men's Health

Los angeles Times (interview) 

SCARLETEEN advice column 


Video segments featuring andrew

1. Getting Naked with a queer Cripple 

2. Things not to say to a cripple during sex


Speaking Engagements

2018 Speaking Engagements 

Oct 31, 2018

Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism, “What Service Providers and Agencies Need To Know About Sex and Disabilities”

Oct 29, 2018

Bridges to Belonging Disability Group, “Picture This: An Evening of Sex and Disability with Andrew Gurza”

Oct 11, 2018

University of Florida @ Gainesville: “Coming Out As Your #1 Queer Cripple - An Evening of Queer, Crippled, Fabulousness with Andrew Gurza”

Oct 2, 2018

IDEA Conference @ Toronto, Canada: “Turning My Cripple Identity into Creativity”

September 28, 2018

Toronto Public Health: “Introducing the Queer Cripple - A Discussion of Sexuality, Disability, Queerness and Healthcare”

August 14-16: @ Grindr Headquarters in Los Angeles

July 24, 2018

Halifax Pride Keynote: “Introducing the #1 Queer Cripple - Incorporating Disability into Our Understanding of Queerness”

July 4, 2018

The 519 Community Centre Education and Training Session “Unpacking and Understanding Disability, Ability and Access Within Our LGBTQ2S Community: A Discussion of Queerness, Care, Friendships and Identity”

May 3, 2018

Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling of Ontario, “Working out the Kinks of Being a Queer Cripple: A Discussion of Sexuality, Disability and Identity.”

April 18, 2018

Jay Walter Thompson (Sydney, Australia) “Turning My Cripple Identity Into Creativity”

March 6, 2018

King’s Western University, “Why The Camp Experience for Disabled Kids & Their Counsellors is So Important”.

2017 speaking engagements 

November 16, 2017

University of California Riverside, Guest Lecturer on Gender and The Sex Trade Class 

October 15, 2017 

Toronto, Canada, Consent Event Symposium: Sex Talk Panelist

September 22 and 24, 2017 

Ohio, USA, Wright State University, Breaking Silences Conference, Do Me Differently—An In-Depth Discussion around the lived experiences of Queers with Disabilities, Guest Presenter

September 14, 2017

Iowa, USA, University of Northern Iowa Feminists, DisabilityAfterDark: Introducing The Queer Cripple, Keynote Speaker  

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.