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

Episode 4 – For an LGBTQ inclusive curriculum in schools

In this episode of 'Tales from the Tea Room', David Lowbridge-Ellis talks about his work in education and how teachers and school administrators can implement an LGBTQ inclusive curriculum. Edgar and Neill Rodríguez-Dorans host this conversation that touches upon the negative legacy of Section 28 in Britain, the work of LGBTed to empower teachers and … Continue reading Episode 4 – For an LGBTQ inclusive curriculum in schools

Episode 3 – Gay male psychotherapists’ experiences using Grindr

How do gay male psychotherapists represent themselves on Grindr and other hook-up apps? What do they disclose and how do they make these decisions? How do they negotiate the personal and professional spheres in the digital age? For the third episode of 'Tales from the Tea Room', Tyler Thompson talked with Jason and I about … Continue reading Episode 3 – Gay male psychotherapists’ experiences using Grindr