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International Day Against Homophobia 2013

Title: Combating homophobia - what is the evidence? Delivered by Professor Michael King, University College London

Type of event: Lunchtime lecture

Overview:
Despite a general decline in self-reported prejudice against gay and lesbian people in many western countries, overt anti-homosexual biases remain relatively common.  Even relatively recent figures for Canada show that prevalence of hate crimes against homosexuals equals those against Muslims and Asians, and is more violent.  Although there has been a lot of study into the causes of such prejudice, less attention is paid to developing and testing interventions to reduce it.  In this lecture Professor King  will discuss the nature of homophobia, how this knowledge guides efforts to reduce it and whether or not they are successful. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer facilitated by Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council and LGBT Champion.  

Speaker biography:
Professor King is Director of UCL's Mental Health Sciences Unit. He has been involved in large scale national and international research and amongst his research interests he includes the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction, the stress and stigma faced by gay and lesbian people and the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in mental well-being.

Participants:
This event is open to all UCL staff, students and to the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:
Friday 17th May 2013 1-2pm, Room G.08 Roberts Building, Malet Place.

Registration: Free. Simply turn up on the day.

 

 

Last updated: 22nd April 2013