Social Issues

Why hatred, ignorance and bigotry towards minorities will forever remain embedded in our society

Posted on: Thu 29 Jun 2023

Finn O’Keefe (pronouns: he/him) is a senior communications expert, sound engineer, digital media facilitator and disability advocate from Sydney, who has been happily married to his husband, Andrew Morey for almost 5 years. Currently, O’Keefe works for the Inner West Council as Digital Communications Director, as well as serving as a Board Director of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival’s Queer Screen initiative.

While he regularly frequents public queer spaces and venues without any intrusions or disruptions with accessibility despite living with Cerebral Palsy, O’Keefe does admit that his own journey to realising his gay identity wasn’t as painless and warmly embraced as compared to other LGBTQIA+ identifying disabled people.

O’Keefe also got to reminisce and critique in a knowledgeably well versed, sensibly polite yet eloquently intriguing discussion with De-Stigmatised‘s Jarad McLoughlin about the exact moment when knew he was sexually attracted to men, how he survived being brutally bullied in high school and why he thinks that both the LGBTQIA+ and disability communities shouldn’t delude themselves into believing that hatred, ignorance and bigotry can be wholly eradicated from society.

Produced by Jarad McLoughlin

Photo supplied by Finn O’Keefe

Jarad McLoughlin

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