Toward Intersectional Identity Perspectives on Disability and LGBTQ Identities in Higher Education

While little has been published on the intersections of disability and queer identity among post-secondary students, this article proposes 5 intersectional identity perspectives based on semi-structured interviews with university students who identify as LGBTQ and have a disability. Students shared that their relationships between their disability and queer identities were intersectional, interactive, overlapping, parallel, and/or oppositional. The study further found that students adopted multiple perspectives simultaneously to resist oppression, navigate changing contexts, and build resilience and community.

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