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Romina Puma performs Not Disabled Enough

Do go see this hilarious comedy act in London. It had Tuppy and Mouse in stitches all the way through. Romina, a new Trustee with the Outsiders Trust would love to see more disabled people there. Details:

Not disabled…Enough!
Sunday 8th of November at 15:30
Venue: The Backyard Club 231 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 0EL

Dr Tuppy Owens to win Lifetime Achievement Award

Founder of Outsiders, Dr Tuppy Owens is to win Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Lifestyle Awards (www.europeanlifestyleawards.com).

Lifestyles, they say, is about being open, and respectful to every other open minded couple as long as what they do is consensual and legal. They feel that Tuppy’s lifetime achievements have huge significance to every lifestyle person.

The Awards night will take place on December 5th at Spice in Lanzarote. Because Tuppy has done enough travelling this year and is feeling totally exhausted, the Award will be accepted on her behalf by l\ondon-based disabled comedienne Romina Puma.

Next SHADA Meeting

This big Sexual Health & Disability Alliance meeting in City University on Friday 6th November will have speakers from all over the world- people  who provide various sexual services to disabled people, or train those who do, including:-

~ a striptease artist in London
~ sexological bodyworkers and Tantric practitioners from the West Country
~ founder of the TLC website for disabled men and women to reach responsible sex workers from the Highlands of Scotland
~ a trainer of sexual assistants from Geneva
~ a trainer of sexual surrogates from Israel and
~ representatives from COSWAS, a sex work project in Taiwan who encourage sex workers all over the East to see disabled clients

See www.SHADA.org.uk

Three Cheers for Amnesty International

Some disabled people benefit enormously from the use of sexual services, including sex workers. Outsiders is delighted and relieved at Amnesty’s positive decision, as when sex work is criminalised, disabled people in care find they cannot go underground to find services because care workers must not break the law. Some live in terror of this happening.

Outsiders to star in two TV documentaries

Both Vice Documentaries and BBC3 will be featuring us in their international sex and disability programmes. We are world leaders in everything we do: Outsiders Club, the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (SHADA), TLC-Trust and the Sexual Respect Tool Kit. We are soon launch SHADA International.

SHADA November Meeting

This big meeting in City University on Friday 6th November will have speakers from all over the world. They will be people who provide various sexual services to disabled people, or train those who do, including:-

~ an escort and striptease artist in London
~ sexological bodyworkers and Tantric practitioners from the West Country
~ founder of the TLC website for disabled men and women to reach responsible sex workers from the Highlands of Scotland~ a trainer of sexual assistants from Geneva
~ a trainer of sexual surrogates from Israel and
~ representatives from COSWAS, a sex work project in Taiwan who encourage sex workers all over the East to see disabled clients

See www.SHADA.org.uk

Description of our London lunches by artist Eric Phipps

Eric (a long-time member who is not in the Clubhouse yet) wrote us a letter to say, ‘The lunches are like a magic hat- always reassuringly the same, a steady reference point in my life, but each time different rabbits get pulled out of it! Thank you for this conjuring trick.’

The next lunch will be held on Saturday 8th August and will be a picnic (bring something to share) at 1.30pm in Russell Square. We sit near the Tea Hut in the NE corner and venture inside if it’s raining. We expect lots of new people.

Outsiders lunches In the Midlands & London

On 6th June (1st Saturday) the Midlands lunch will take place at the The Old Contemptibles Pub, 176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB. It’s right opposite Snow Hill train station so you can get there by train, or it’s a short walk or taxi ride from New Street Station. The food is delicious and the service respectful and friendly. If you’d like to meet the organiser, Angharad outside the pub first (because you are shy and nervous to enter on your own) then you can email her on
angharad.brawn@mail.bcu.ac.uk.  She will give you a number so you can text us when you get there. Also if you would like to talk about your needs; i.e. if you have any communication difficulties then please feel free to email her to have a chat about what you need. If you want to have a look at the menus then you can see them on their website
http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theoldcontemptiblesedmundstreetbirmingham/food/

The next Saturday is the London lunch – which will be a time for members to talk about how their skills add to their lives and confidence, and they will have the chance to demonstrate, see Club/Events on our home page

Outsiders starts working with Deliciously Disabled

Deliciously Disabled, run by Andrew Morrison-Gurza provides a new language to describe disability that is sexy, fun and most importantly, accessible to everyone. At the same time, he is ensuring that disability is properly and openly represented in LGBTQ+ culture, to deconstruct our homo-normative, body beautiful ideals.

Andrew is based in Toronto. www.AndrewMorrisonGurza.com

AndrewMorrisonGurza@gmail.com