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 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 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

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