We should both applaud the show for casting a character with learning disabilities, and call out its throwaway lines perpetuating sad old stereotypes, writes former police officer Jim Gamble.
Laura Shaw has insisted: "We've got the research, this is based on real life, and I think people will see that."
Justin Bond and Nikita Gold of Drag Syndrome reveal the joy and sheer freedom of their flirty drag personas.
Drag Syndrome are a collective of LGBTQ+ drag kings and queens with Down’s Syndrome. In a time where conversations about disability and representation in the queer community are being had the group of performers have become icons. In this video Drag Syndrome artists Justin Bond and Nikita Gold talk about being the representation that the queer disabled community needs and also what it’s like to find success and fans in the UK and around the world.
World Down’s Syndrome Day is a chance to celebrate the lives of people with Down's syndrome and help ensure that they have the same freedoms and opportunities as everybody else. People around the country are taking to social media with the hashtag #LotsOfSocks to flash their colourful odd socks in honour of the day.
Police opened fire after he failed to drop what they thought was a weapon.
My daughter is not ‘special’ or ‘inspiring’ but an essential part of our family and community
As a nation, we are moving in the right direction, but hope 2018 will be the year we see real, significant and meaningful change
Learning Disability Week, devoted to raising awareness, is from 19 - 25 June this year.