Episode 12 – Holding hands as an act of bravery

After a three-month pause, Tales from the Tea Room comes back with an episode that celebrates our 1st anniversary of conversations on the everyday lives of gay men. On this occasion we talk about LGBTQ couples holding hands and the emotions, thoughts, and responses that this deceivingly simple act generates within ourselves and in others. … Continue reading Episode 12 – Holding hands as an act of bravery

Episode 9 – On sexual health

For the 9th episode of Tales from the Tea Room, Jason and I had two special guests, Lewis Clarke and Chase Ledin, Edinburgh-based researchers who led a conversation on gay men and sexual health. Talking from the perspectives of public health, queer theory, and of course, from personal experience, this episode was insightful and thought-provoking. … Continue reading Episode 9 – On sexual health

Episode 8 – Painting our nails for gender nonconformity

For the 8th episode of Tales from the Tea Room, Jason and I invited Grant Anderson to talk about gender nonconformity. Grant was a fantastic guest who illuminated the discussion with theory and examples both from everyday life and empirical PhD work. Grant helped us reflect upon the number of ways we can deconstruct, challenge, … Continue reading Episode 8 – Painting our nails for gender nonconformity

Episode 7 – Films we’ve grown up with

For the 7th episode of Tales from the Tea Room, Jason and I invited our friend Davide Bargna to talk with us about the gay movies that have been meaningful to us in some way. The conversation was facilitated by some good glasses of Prosecco and a mini buffet Jason provided. Time was short as … Continue reading Episode 7 – Films we’ve grown up with