Surprise! Disabled people have sex, The Toronto Star
Sister. Mother. Friend. Nurse. People have made many assumptions about Natalie Rose’s relationship with Tim.
“I’ve been called his mother – twice — by two separate people,” says Natalie, sitting with her husband in their apartment in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood. “But never once has someone asked, ‘is that your husband?’ ”
Tim, 29, was born with cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. Natalie, 30, is able-bodied. Frustrated with society’s perpetual surprise at their relationship — and a lack of resources for couples in their situation — they founded the Rose Centre, now known as the Rose Centre For Love, Sex, and Disability. Read more…