sexuality

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...

WHAT do you do when your four-year-old daughter tells you ‘If you loved each other, you’d be married’ – but when, as a lesbian couple, you cannot legally marry? What Julie and Hillary Goodridge did was to become lead plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit which achieved the right...

Mr Smith arrives home after a long day at the office – ‘Hi, honey, I’m home.’ Mrs Smith greets him with a peck on the cheek, his slippers and a glass of whisky. Mr Smith sits in front of the fire drinking his whisky and reading the newspaper while Mrs Smith puts the final...

Psychology at the crossroads

Ian Hodges and Jim McManus call for psychologists to be more proactive in challenging homophobia and sexual prejudice.

The recent histories of both psychology and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights are closely...

Catherine Butler, Lyndsey Moon and Meg Barker introduce the special issue.

Explanations of sexuality, as they relate to both sexual behaviour and identity, have long been controversial issues within the profession of psychology. Homosexuality was declassified...

It has been one hundred years since the publication of Freud’s Three Essays on The Theory of Sexuality. Many would argue – with some justification – that it is the most important work of psychology ever written.
Freud’s cultural impact on the 20th century cannot be over-...