sexuality

On 30th November the Diversity and Inclusion team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience held an LGBT film night. As Richard Barnard of the Institute explained, the idea came about after reading Matthew Todd’s Straight Jacket, in which...

This weekend we have seen yet another atrocity, this time in Orlando, Florida. It is early days and more information will be offered to help us understand it, but two things are clear, this was a terrorist attack and an attack on the LGBT+ community. It is important that we...

My father works in a care home and says that it involves caring for every aspect of human life; basic bodily functions, complex physical and mental conditions, and social and emotional needs. It is the former two which we tend to associate with care homes, yet the latter may...

A fascinating symposium explored the developing field of sexuality among older people. Among discussion of the marketing of Viagra and body image in the older LGBT population were talks on wellbeing and sexuality in later life and those with dementia who identify as LGBT....

As Father’s Day is drawing near, many of us may find ourselves thinking about our relationships with our fathers. For some of us, this may include memories of fishing trips and baseball games. For others, it may bring back feelings of disappointment and anger about times that...

I read with great interest your four feature articles that pertained to life in prison (‘The survival secrets of solitaries’, ‘The emperor’s new clothes?’, ‘Rehabilitation – writing a new story’ and ‘Understanding the experience of imprisonment’,...

Despite increasing legal protection from work discrimination, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons across the world still suffer from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. They may be denied employment, fired, passed over for promotion, or...

Picture: Masked man in pink tutu, from collection of Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902). Courtesy of the Wellcome Library, London

First and foremost, let me just say what a great place to visit the Wellcome Collection is. Conveniently located opposite Euston...