Transition IQMF

Queer Sexuality and Disability

Queer Sexuality and Disability Panel discussion & shorts

Hole

photo: first love films

What does it mean to be sexual and queer as a person with disabilities? What do privacy and sexual self-determination look like when embedded in the context of familial care, personal assistance, or assisted living? These are the issues that will frame this panel discussion. How do people navigate sexuality and desire between the stigma of asexuality and ‘sex on referral’ (think sexual assistance, sexual surrogacy, sex work) in everyday life? What (in)visibilities are there to consider? What are the desires and obstacles that come up? How can people with disabilities shape sexuality in an autonomous, sensual, and open fashion? The panel will consist solely of people who know what they are talking about: people who live with disabilities themselves.

Host: Sara Ablinger

Sara Ablinger

Sara AblingerSara Ablinger set up her own business and created Lebensspiralen – atmen, spüren, den Körper feiern in 2016. She* offers sessions/workshops on breathing techniques, tantric body work, Shadow Tantra, and self-love (Body Love), in settings that are as accessible as possible. She* is an art historian, a queer-feminist, sex-positive fat activist, lives polyamorously, and is partner to a person with disabilities. She* was furthermore part of the ‘Queers on Wheels’ group and worked as a personal assistant.

  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Language & Subtitles

    in German only

  • Entry

    free entry, please register online in advance

  • Hole

    Hole

    Hole
    Canada, 2014

    photo: first love films

    Protagonist Billy is a gay man of about 50 with congenital arthrogryposis – an illness that causes contractures in the joints. Billy has a very intimate relationship with his carer – something he neither can nor wants to change. Billy feels desire just like others and wants to experience his sexuality apart from porn for once. Martin Edralin tells an animated, emotional story about one of society’s last big taboos.

    • Duration

      15 minutes

    • Language & Subtitles

      OV with English subtitles

    • Premiere

      Austrian premiere

  • Bedding Andrew

    Bedding Andrew

    Bedding Andrew
    Canada, 2014

    photo: Andrew Morrison-Gurza

    In this self-documentary (filmed on the occasion of his 30th birthday), Canadian Andrew Morrison-Gurza talks about his first sexual experiences and how cerebral palsy has shaped this facet of his life. His story – told with wit and honesty – illuminates the culture of desire in the LGBTIQ community between ableism and homonormative body ideals. A wonderfully well-made, personal story.

    • Duration

      5 minutes

    • Language & Subtitles

      OV with German subtitles

    • Premiere

      Austrian premiere

  • Day

    Sunday, 13 November 2016

  • Time

    4:00 pm

  • Location

    Schikaneder cinema, Margaretenstrasse 22–24, 1040 Vienna

Registration

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