sexuality

How did you come to carry out the research on conversion therapy?

Much of my research and teaching has focused on gender and sexuality and I’m currently Chair of the Sexualities Section, which provides a forum for psychologists whose work is relevant to...

‘[Bi culture is] the culture of being hated and rejected by both the ‘normal’ heterosexual world and LGBT community yet still fighting for fighting for the rights and prosperity of all...’ - Anonymous (pp.216-217, Bi The Way)....

One wonders why psychology still endures a reputation as the upstart science given that it was nearly 300 years ago in 1732 that Christian Wolff identified the study as its own science in the publication Psychologia Rationalis.

Perhaps in the UK we had a later...

I was in college when I experienced bisexual erasure for the first time. I was part of a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), and many of my friends were members. At the time, I had a boyfriend, and my friends asked me: ‘So Tom, now that you have a boyfriend, does that mean you’re...

I was surprised to see the letter ‘Freedom of expression around diversity guidelines’ in the October issue of The Psychologist. In that letter Alcock et al....

Moving to the South West of England a few months ago, I had mixed feelings. I made the decision to move for an Assistant Psychologist role, which I had worked hard to secure, and was excited to start. However, as a queer person, moving to a place with a reputation for largely...

A Birmingham school which has been targeted by protestors over including LGBT people in the curriculum has received a British Psychological Society (BPS) award for its commitment to inclusive education. Anderton Park Primary school has experienced months of demonstrations by...

The following chapter is extracted from Queer Ink: A Blotted History Towards Liberation, by Katherine Hubbard (Pb: 9781138362529, £...

Tell me about the first steps on your journey in psychology.
I first became interested in psychology having dropped out of art school around the age of 21. At that time I knew a psychologist who worked in NHS services, and I remember hearing about his...

In 2016 Tamika Cross, a young African-American woman, was a passenger on a flight across the USA when cabin crew asked if any doctor on board could help in an unexpected medical emergency. When Dr Cross came forward, she was initially prevented from helping the ill passenger...