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Event: Book launch – Bodies & Boundaries of UK Bear Spaces (Dr Nick McGlynn) | 17 May 2024 4-5.30pm City Campus – Grand Parade

Invitation: Everyone is warmly invited to the launch of Dr Nick McGlynn’s latest book Bodies & Boundaries of UK Bear Spaces (Routledge). This event is hosted by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender (CTSG). Nick will… Continue Reading →

Book release – 15 April 2024 Bodies and Boundaries of UK Bear Spaces – Nicholas MCGlynn

CTSG member’s Nicholas Mcglynn’s book is launching on April 15th . https://www.routledge.com/Bodies-and-Boundaries-of-UK-Bear-Spaces/McGlynn/p/book/9781032140360#:~:text=%E2%80%9CWith%20this%20book%20Nick%20McGlynn,what%20they%20do%2C%20and%20where. Keep eye out for a  CTSG book launch invitation around mid to late May. Bodies and Boundaries of UK Bear Spaces is an exploration of the spaces of the UK’s… Continue Reading →


We are very pleased to welcome new leadership at the centre and very sad to see our former director move away from the university. After a magnificent effort at shaping and giving direction to a truly world-class centre for sexuality… Continue Reading →

British Educational Research Association:Special Issue: Researching gender and sexuality – Questioning my use of creative methods: The dominance of the interview in a multiple case study project focusing on the lived experiences of four gender-diverse teachers in UK schools by Lis Bundock

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To submit a proposal for an Organised Session (new extended deadline Feb 16th) or an Individual Paper (new extended deadline Mar 29th).

Feb 16th (sessions) or Mar 29th (presentations) 

At this conference, we’re interested in comfort – and discomfort. We want to take seriously the emotional and affective qualities of comfort and discomfort. We aim to explore their shifting meanings and practices, their spatial contexts and politics, and their use for and relationship to geographies of sexualities. 

Registration for Lesbian Lives 2024 – University of Brighton UK 22-23 March 2024 is now OPEN

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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.

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