Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender - CTSG



News on what is happening in the Centre

Event: CTSG and CAW in partnership with The Ledward Centre – Celebrating Queer and Creative Methods  31/01/24 10am – 5pm

“…you can catch a shrimp in a certain finely laced fishing net; try to catch a whale in this same net, and one of two things happens: the net breaks, or the whale is shredded into small bits that lose its whole configuration. … If we insist everything must be like a shrimp to fit our net, then the bigger and deeper realities elude us.” (Swanson, 2008: 91) 

Visiting Reseach Fellow December 2023 – Evie Browne

At CTSG, Evie aims to bring together academic, policy, and activist communities across London and Brighton, with a particular focus on exploring how LGBTQI+ movements are resisting the contemporary anti-gender backlash.

Lesbian Lives 2024 Call for Contributions – University of Brighton UK 22-23 March 2024

Lesbian Lives 2024 – Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms will be at the  University of Brighton UK 22-23 March 2024.

The theme for the 26th Lesbian Lives Conference is Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms. The conference aims to highlight the ongoing struggles against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny across the globe. This work takes many forms and is context bound, depending on geography, culture, political climate, histories of mobilization and intersectional aspects of racial and other forms of discrimination and socio-economical lived realities.

LGBTQ+ Undergraduate Dissertation prize winner 2021-2022: Alessandra Duse

The award for final year dissertation or project, submitted to any department or program in the University of Brighton, eligible for topics relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender studies. Was awarded to Alessandra Duse.

LGBTQIA+ mental health in Chile and the UK: Depathologisation, affirmation and intersectionality in the experience of mental health professionals – Tomas Ojeda Guemes

What are the main challenges that mental health professionals face when working with LGBTQIA+ people? What does it mean for us to work from a depathologising and affirmative approach? What socio-political, cultural, economic and institutional contexts must be considered when thinking about this work? How do we build solidarity networks to resist current attacks on affirmative care, and what can we learn from the struggles and experiences of colleagues situated in different locations?

In this post, we share a report documenting the main lessons learned through the exchanges and the stories the participants told about their practice in Chile and the UK.

School of Sport and Health Sciences (SSHS) Visiting Research Fellow (Associate Prof) Markus P Bidell to be in partnership with CTSG

SSHS Visiting Research Fellow (Associate Prof) Markus P Bidell – Dr. Markus Bidell (They/Them; Xe/Xem; He/Him) is a national and international researcher, educator, speaker, and author focusing on LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy, clinical competence, and public policy.Markus P Bidell will hold the following sessions for CTSG in partnership with SSHS as follows:

11 July 12 – 1.30 We Have Just Begun: The Continued Work to Advance LGBTQIA+ Clinical Care and Cultural Competency

19 July 10.30 to 12 Is Hope Just Around the Corner? Using Psychedelic Medicines to Treat LGBTQIA+ Trauma

2023 CTSG and CAPPE Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Disability – Activist in Residence is here in June

The 2023 CTSG and CAPPE Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Disability Activist in Residence is Shanshan OUYANG (she/ her), who is a Chinese graduate student from the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Japan and a LGBTQ+ activist, in residence 7 -28 June.

MUSE (Men’s Unwanted Sexual Experiences) project continues to uncover sexual abuse of men and barriers to seeking support

This is a copy of the post on the University WEBSITE on 5th June, here: Brighton research reveals hidden sexual abuse of men and barriers to seeking support.

CTSG Visiting Research Fellow for June 2023 – Annukka Lahti

Annukka Lahti is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow at the University of Eastern Finland, Finland. The interrelations of intimacy, power, sexuality, gender and affect are at the heart of her research inquiry. She has studied them from queer theoretical and affect theoretical, and recently posthuman perspectives. She has published studies on affective inequalities and intimacies, queer and heterosexual relationship contexts, singlehood and LGBTIQ+ breakups. In her PhD research, she developed a queer psychosocial approach to the study of bisexuality in relationships. Thereafter, she worked as the principal investigator on a project studying sexual harassment in Finnish competitive sports. In 2020, she began her postdoctoral project on Finnish LGBTIQ+ separations, funded by the Finnish Kone Foundation. Currently, she is exploring LGBTIQ+ separations in two different cultural locations in the Academy of Finland-funded project Where the rainbow ends: the becoming of LGBTIQ+ separations (project 349408). To read more about the project, please see: https://www.wheretherainbowends.info/

Event: CTSG 19/06/23 1-2.30pm Queer grief and LGBTQIA+ breakups: A conversation


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