Mind the Gap 2022 Conference Schedule

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Our full program with speaker bios can be seen here:

Saturday 30 July schedule:

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Keynote by Dr Brendan J Dunlop, author of The Queer Mental Health Workbook

12:00 – 12:15

Comfort Break

12:15 – 13:30

Panel 1a – Public Perception: Differing Approaches

Laura Gee “Understanding the Paradigm Shift of Stereotyping and Conformity of Homosexuality in the UK Population”

Aituar Kospakov “Social Attitudes Toward LGBT+ Among Kazakhstanis”

Tricia Friedman from ‘Be a Better Ally’

Panel 1b – How We See Ourselves: Confronting Marginalization on Screen

Priya Roy “Politics, Production, and Performance: An Exploration of Patriarchal Tradition through Bollywood’s First Lesbian Film”

Eli Sh “Subtexting Lesbian Desire in Iranian Cinema: Cold Sweat (2018)”

Upasana Banerjee “Developing the Visibility of ‘Queer’: A Critical Analysis of Lovely Man as Activism”

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:45

Panel 2a – (Un)forgotten Memories: What We Can Learn from Our History

Ellen Durban “Women Who Desired Women and How They Negotiated Marriage, Motherhood, and Divorce in Post-war England”

Camellia Choudhuri “Memory of Light: Contemporary Fictional Historiography and Female Homoeroticism in Lucknow”

Tracy Mae Ildefonso “Overcoming LGBTQ Discrimination in the Philippines by Diagnosing the Roots of Homophobia”

Panel 2b – Taking Up Space: Home, Work, and Leisure

Rowan Rush-Morgan “Beyond Business: Informal Networks and Community Connection in Scotland’s Queer Economy”

Andrew Jacobs “Domestic Space and the Performance of Identity: The Role of House Parties in Shaping Sexuality and Space in Cape Town”

Isadore Auerbach George from ‘Book28’

15:45 – 16:00

Comfort Break

16:00 – 17:15

Panel 3a – Communities Under Covid: Challenges and Responses

Tabea Zimmermann “Responding to the Shadow Pandemic: The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Service Delivery of NGOs in the UK”

Georgia Lin “Disabled Futures, Queer Feelings: Affective Queer Politics and Disability Justice”

Stephanie Daw “The Role of Online LGBTQ-Specific and Gaming Communities in Providing Social Support to LGBTQ+ Young People During the Pandemic”

Panel 3b – Whose Data Is It Anyway? Collecting Information and Making Policy

Kirstie English “Binary Barriers: Representing Trans and Gender Diverse Populations in Censuses and Other Population Surveys”

Freya Proudman “Looking Beyond the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Index: Investigating the Everyday Life Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people in Hungary and Poland”

Tom Montrose-Moss from ‘LGBT Foundation’

17:15 – 17:45

Day One Close + Virtual Networking

18:00 – 21:00

London In-Person Networking: Picnic at St. James’s Park


Sunday 31 July schedule:

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 13:30

Panel 4a – China and Censorship: Creativity through Social Media

Chang Li “Polarized Discourses of the Queer Community in China”

Hsien Chew from ‘Pink Dot London’

Qiubai from ‘Queer China UK’

Panel 4b – Accessing Care: Barriers and Innovation

Chris Lehmann “Celebrating and Supporting Ageing LGBTQIA+ Populations through Person-Centred Narratives, Alternative Kinship Groups and Radical Social Care Models”

Laura Jones “The Role of Education in Preparing Social Work Students to Work with Transgender People in the Scottish Context”

Holly McSpadden “Experiences of Sexual Violence and Barriers to Sexual Violence Support Services for Sexual and Gender Minority Survivors”

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:45

Panel 5a – Community through Creation: Performance, Art, and Culture

Clare Patterson “Queer Country: Resistance against Metronormative Narratives in Queer Pop and Online Culture”

Bernadette Silva “Lucha y Lucha: Change, Costume, And Character In El Paso’s Lucha Libre Landscape From 1987-2021”

Paul Bradley from ‘Out on the Page’

Panel 5b – Ethical Science? Research and Participation

Filip Kaleta “Why Behavioural Genetics for Studying LGBT+ Mental Health? Outline of Statistical Genetics Methods and Preliminary Findings from Non-heterosexual Twins”

Murylo Batista “”Ethics Regulations as Public Protections for Gay Men Participating in Social and Medical Research”

Rhiannon Owen from ‘LGBTQ+ STEM @UCL Network’

15:45 – 16:00

Comfort Break

16:00 – 17:15

Panel 6a – Education in England: Identity and Cultural Climate

Katie Reynolds “How LGBTQ+ Teachers in the UK Navigate their Subjectivity within a Shifting Cultural Climate”

Cait Jobson “LGBTQ+ Inclusive RSE and the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Abuse”

Nicola Jones from ‘METRO Charity’

Panel 6b – Trans Women & Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Steph Berens “Between Illegality and Illegibility: Alternative Access to Medical Transitioning Options in Transgender Fiction”

Náila Neves de Jesus “Body Modifications for Transgender Women and Travestis Living in Brazil: Difficulties of Access and Pathologization”

June Bellebono from ‘oestrogeneration’

17:15 – 17:45

Day Two Close + Virtual Networking

18:00 – 21:00

London In-Person Networking: Picnic at St. James’s Park

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