LGBTQ+ parental rejection: how do adults maintain ties with their parents?

anna-selle-pmJyz9OVWbo-unsplash

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a recent qualitative study exploring how LGBTQ+ adults maintain their relationships with parents who rejected their identity.

[read the full story...]

Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps

jorge-saavedra-jbxL_EXEZB8-unsplash

Ivan Ezquerra-Romano summarises a systematic review looking into the prevalence of substance use among transgender people compared to their cisgender counterparts.

Today we also announce the launch of a new survey that will help us understand alcohol use in UK transgender and non-binary people.

[read the full story...]

The experiences of young LGBTQ+ people self-managing their mental health

Close-up,Of,Female,Legs,In,Hot,Tub

Natalie Kashirsky critiques a recent qualitative study which looks at LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health.

[read the full story...]

Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

Shadow,Of,A,Child,Cute,Little

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

[read the full story...]

Microaggressions and social exclusion: experiences of transgender people

kulli-kittus-KQfxVDHGCUg-unsplash

Talen Wright summarises a recent study investigating microaggressions against transgender individuals as a form of social exclusion. She goes on to suggest how practitioners can reduce microaggressions and foster affirmation and inclusivity in their practice.

[read the full story...]

“She kept telling me I had to be one or the other”: bisexual identity invalidation

Person,Pressing,Transgender,Symbol,On,Touch,Screen.,Lgbt,Rights,Concept.

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou explore a recent qualitative study on bisexual identity invalidation and its consequences for wellbeing, identity, and relationships.

[read the full story...]

Suicide risk in transgender and gender diverse people

lena-balk-Gpj0mIN1KvQ-unsplash

Talen Wright explores trends in suicide death risk among transgender people by drawing on findings from the Amsterdam Cohort of Gender Dysphoria Study.

[read the full story...]

Risk factors for LGBTQ+ youth self-harm and suicide

Portrait,Of,Confident,Woman,In,March,Fighting,For,Freedom.,Young

In her debut blog, Hazel Marzetti reviews a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on victimisation and mental illness prevalence among LGBTQ+ young people with experiences of self-harm and suicide.

[read the full story...]

Lesbian politics: activism against psycho-pathologisation of homosexuality

elyssa-fahndrich-2y1W1l4a2VI-unsplash

In her debut blog, Karin Jervert looks at a recent study exploring the hidden history of lesbian politics, activism and the movement against psycho-pathologisation of homosexuality during the 1960s, 70s and 80s in the UK.

[read the full story...]

Many men do seek help prior to suicide, but are services adequately designed to assess men’s needs?

Featured

Cara Richardson summarises a qualitative photovoice study, which finds that some men who died by suicide did seek help before their death, but the help given was often ineffective.

[read the full story...]