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Episode 17 – Commemorating LGBT History Month by remembering ‘Dr Anonymous’

The UK commemorates LGBT History Month every February as an annual opportunity to remember the history of the LGBTQIA+ rights movements. As part of this month-long celebration, we wanted to talk about the 'Dr Anonymous' episode, in which Dr John E. Fryer contributed to pave the way for the de-pathologisation of homosexuality through a powerful … Continue reading Episode 17 – Commemorating LGBT History Month by remembering ‘Dr Anonymous’

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

When a kiss is an act of resistance – Spring Seminar

On 14th April 2018, I delivered a seminar entitled When a kiss is an act of resistance, for professionals in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy, social work, and related disciplines. Based on findings from my doctoral research, I talked about how to do ethical and well-informed counselling for gay men, men who are attracted to … Continue reading When a kiss is an act of resistance – Spring Seminar

Being gay is not a sexual orientation

Hello, With my research on Gay Men's Identities I recently won the People's Choice Award at the university finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition at the University of Edinburgh. This competition was created by The University of Queensland with the aim of communicating widely and effectively the research conducted by PhD students around the world. … Continue reading Being gay is not a sexual orientation

Understanding gay men’s identities | Invitation to participate in research

I am Edgar Rodríguez, I have identified myself as a gay man for several years. During this time I have been interested in understanding what ‘being gay’ actually means to gay men. Erotic and romantic relationships have particularly attracted my attention because they seem to be central to the understanding of gay identity. This observation … Continue reading Understanding gay men’s identities | Invitation to participate in research