This NSFW PSA features couples where one partner has a disability. It's hot, and totally awesome.

Watching couples get ... intimate ... can get REAL awkward REAL fast. Right?


We feel you, kids. Image via Thinkstock.

But for people living with a disability, showing a loved one affection can also mean facing additional stigma many of us never have to deal with.

About two-thirds of people admit to feeling awkward around those who are living with a disability. This disproportionate level of awk-city (an official term) means one thing: We able-bodied people need to get a whole lot better at seeing people with disabilities as people. Plain and simple.


That's why on July 6 — International Kissing Day — one group decided to share this PDA-laden PSA.

The video is by Scope, a U.K.-based charity that advocates for people with disabilities.

Three couples appear in the video, and one partner in each has some form of physical disability, but their partners love them just the same.

And they're not afraid to show it. Nor should they be.

They're in love.


GIFs via Scope.

The video is part of Scope's #EndTheAwkward campaign, which is aiming to do just that.

"Not enough people know or interact with disabled people," the campaign's website reads.

"Because of that, when they do, they often don't know what to do. They panic, or worse, just avoid situations for fear of doing the wrong thing. ... We want to end that."

But no matter how romantic Hollywood makes a passionate, public make-out session look...

...we should probably hold our horses on the overt PDA. (Remember those kids' expressions in the pic above?)

We should, however, ask ourselves to think critically about why one act of intimacy between two people might make us more uncomfortable than another.

Remember: A kiss is just a kiss, and people are just people!

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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