We are pleased to announce that Support U is partnering with Autistic Pride Reading to bring you the Double Rainbow book group,
The Double Rainbow book group is to explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ Autistic lives. A new joint enterprise set up by Support U and Autistic Pride Reading.
We will meet monthly to read and discuss books that represent lives lived on the Double Rainbow – is LGBTQ+ Autistic individuals. Our first meeting will be spent discussing “Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism” Voices from Across the Spectrum. Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney. Foreword by Wenn Lawson.” LGBTQ+. Books will provided by Autistic Pride Reading and we will meet in the cosy front room at Support U. The group will be led by Rachel Cotton who is autistic herself and an LGBTQ+ ally. This will be the third group of its kind in the UK set up to celebrate LGBTQ+ autistic folks. It is aimed at people who identify as LGBTQ+ Autistic. Formal diagnosis for autism is not required.
Allies are welcome but we ask that you are respectful to the issues discussed in the books. Hot and cold drinks available plus quiet room. Sensory access plan will be sent out to attendee’s via eventbrite.
Jan: Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism
Voices from Across the Spectrum
Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney. Foreword by Wenn Lawson.
Feb: Uncomfortable Labels, My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman- Laura Kate Dale
Mar: Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism Dawn Prince-Hughes – 21 Oct 2004
April: Autism & Asperger Syndrome in Adults (Overcoming Common Problems) – Luke Beardon
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