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PPNow 2021
Sexual Diversity and Psychoanalysis: acknowledging the past and looking to the future.

05 and 06 November 2021, British Library and online.

This exciting conference continues the work of opening up psychoanalytic theory and practice to sexual diversity that started when the BPC issued a Position Statement opposing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in 2011.

This event seeks to recognise the past with a statement that regrets the pathological diagnoses of homosexuality and consequent exclusion of LGBT voices, and looks to the future by bringing together contemporary psychoanalytic thinking on sexual diversity which moves beyond heteronormative assumptions.

Speakers include Dr Jack Drescher, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who is an authoritative voice in this field, Lord Michael Cashman, who will talk from personal experience of growing up gay in a homophobic and heteronormative society, and Prof Mary Hepworth, of the British Institute of Psychoanalysis.

PPNow 2021 will open with a public lecture by Jack Drescher on the evening of Friday 05 November, followed by a full programme on Saturday 06 November. We have created a hybrid event with a limited number of in-person tickets at the British Library and a curated online version.

Booking information and full programme will be announced soon.

We look forward to welcoming you at PPNow2021!


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