Breaking out of the straight jacket: mental health and the LGBT community

2-09 Breaking out of the straight jacket
When:
February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-02-09T18:30:00+00:00
2017-02-09T19:30:00+00:00
Where:
Ron Cooke Hub auditorium
Campus East
University of York
YO10 5GE
Cost:
Free
Contact:
University of York Public Lectures
01904 324778
Breaking out of the straight jacket: mental health and the LGBT community @ Ron Cooke Hub auditorium

A talk by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude, the UK’s best-selling gay magazine, on his novel Straight Jacket: a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be – and if not, why not?
In an attempt to find the answers to this and many other difficult questions, Matthew Todd explores why statistics show a disproportionate number of gay people suffer from mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

More information: facebook.com/events/1427059357318447
Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access