· Webinar · Science Policy Department

After the success of last year’s event, SRUK is organising our Second LGBTIQ+ Day event. While last year we focused on the situation of the community in STEM (https://sruk.org.uk/equal-rights-for-lgbtq-in-stem-are-we-there-yet/), this edition will verse about sexual and mental health to learn how to overcome issues faced by LGBTIQ+ individuals – and others – across the board. We are delighted to welcome Gabriel J Martín and Paula Alcaide as our keynote speakers for the evening. Gabriel will talk about STDs and their physiological and psychological effects whereas Paula will zero in on mental health issues, especially those affecting lesbian and bisexual women.

We encourage everyone (whether they identify as LGBTIQ+ or not, everyone is welcome!) to come and learn about these interesting and important topics.

The event will take place in Spanish.

WHERE: Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the event will take place online. Registration is required.
WHEN: Tuesday 30th June 2020, 18:30 – 20:00H BST / 19:30 – 21:00H CEST


18:30 – Welcome and Introduction
18:40 – Sexual health, Gabriel J Martín
19:05 – Mental health, Paula Alcaide
19:30 – Q&A




Gabriel J Martín is an expert in gay affirmative psychology, helping homosexual men to overcome their internalised homophobia or to come out. He is also the representative of the Spanish Psychology Council in the LGTB office in the Americal Psychological Association (APA), President of the LGTB organization Afirma’t, coordinator of the LGTB affirmative psychology working group at the Col·legi Oficial de Psicologia de Catalunya, and collaborator at different TV and radio channels.

Paula Alcaide is a pioneer in lesbian and bisexual affirmative psychology in Spain. She works as a therapist with online and face-to-face sessions focused on individual and couple work so that lesbian and bisexual women can feel free and peaceful in their labour, social, family and couple life. She is the author of the book “cómo superar un Bollodrama” (egales, 2019), the first self-help book about lesbian relationships in Spanish. She works as a teacher and  LGBTQ consultant for companies, social entities and public institutions.

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