Sex Without Boundaries

By | August 6, 2008

We were watching the last in the series “Britain’s Missing Top Model”. Kelly Knox, winner of the competition got her shoot with Rankin for Marie Claire and a contract with the Take Two agency. Good for her.

It did get me thinking about an organisation that I’ve mentioned before but deserves to be mentioned again – Outsiders

The stated aims of Outsiders are:
· Work together to campaign for the acceptance of disabled people as sexual partners
· Run a self-help club for people with physical and social disabilities to find love. If you feel isolated, dejected, rejected, or afraid to make that initial move, Outsiders can offer support and opportunities. Our members rarely look back!
· Reach out to offer help and advice to the disabled community and health professionals
· Work with other disability groups to increase understanding and work towards solving personal problems faced by people with disabilities

If you hadn’t heard about Outsiders before now it’s not surprising. Getting anything other than straight heterosexual sexuality (whatever that is) mentioned in the national media is virtually impossible. Anything out side the “norm” tends to be presented as novelty, no matter how sympathetic the original brief is. Outsiders had a particularly bad experience of that in the 1990s.

So, pop across to Outsiders and take a look, maybe even offer your support.

Tags: Britain’s Missing Top Model, Kelly Knox, Take Two model agency, Rankin, Marie Claire