I thought this article from CNN was especially interesting because the man that they profile is deaf, gay, and HIV positive.
Although it is obvious that the article is meant to be positive and show that he is capable, I thought the fact that he had to deal with stigmas was the only "special" part of the story. They over sensationalized his accomplishments and the writer made it seem like he shouldn't be able to do anything at all and that this was amazing that he was even able to communicate about the subject. I know of a man, John, who is in a fraternity on campus, that has two deaf parents. He said that many times the media presents deaf people as mentally challenged and that sometimes people treat them as if they can't do anything for themselves.
For example, the article referenced above, quotes Meletese and then writes "in sign language" after his quotes. Would we say "____ said, in Chinese" if we were interviewing someone who simply spoke a different language? No. It seemed degrading and unnecessary.
Also, his last quote in this story is: " I respect the disabled people for trying in this world."