A secret love a hidden life
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A secret love a hidden life

David Abbott Research Associates, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol
Joyce Howarth Research Associates, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol

David Abbott and Joyce Howarth reveal the problems experienced by people with learning disabilities having same sex relationships

While the terms ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’ ‘and ‘bisexual’ might not be meaningful to some people with learning disabilities, they might experience feelings and emotions about, and desires for, a person of the same sex. Just like a non-disabled person, someone with a learning disability might feel confused and isolated about his or her sexual orientation, and need answers to a range of questions.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 1, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2003.02.6.1.14.c1504

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