Coming Out … as Deaf!
If you rely on Deaf Read to help you find interesting or humorous Deaf-related vlogs then you might have missed this one. Today, I discovered a funny 6-minute vlog skit, in BSL with English subtitles, about a man who comes out to his hearing mother … as a Deaf man! It’s funny because in the first 30 seconds it looks like he’s about to come out as gay. But the parrallels between the Deaf experience and the gay experience don’t stop there — it’s carried throughout the skit. And don’t miss the interesting twist at the end of the video!
I found this video by browsing through http://www.deafread.com/extra/, which is where the Deaf Read editors put links to blog and vlog posts that they aren’t sure belong in Deaf Read. Sometimes interesting posts are buried there. If you think one (or more) of them belong in Deaf Read, then you can click on the “vote” box next to the link to “vote” for it; apparently they do take a second look at any post that receives enough votes. (While you’re browsing deafread/extra, those of you with an interest in human rights issues for Deaf and disabled people internationally may want to follow the link entitled “Call for papers: Conference on UN CRPD” which would take you to my other blog.)