Tales from the Tea Room – A new podcast on the daily lives of gay men

My friend and colleague Jason Holmes and I – Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans – are launching this podcast ‘Tales from the Tea Room’, that will touch upon the subtleties, the existential, and the ‘everyday’ qualities of being gay men. Expect monthly conversations with us – and guests – on the daily lives of gay men. In this … Continue reading Tales from the Tea Room – A new podcast on the daily lives of gay men

Researchers and the Media – A morning show at BBC Scotland

The following recording is a radio show in which researchers Ross Watson, Dawn Gillies, Tim Craven, and myself, Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans talk about our respective research. Hosted by Andrew Bease and Mariana Vega Mendoza, this is an interesting conversation about the topics of health, identity, and disease that focuses on the interaction of humans' and animals' health, … Continue reading Researchers and the Media – A morning show at BBC Scotland

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