HuffPost Live

I discuss the changing nature of the phrase ‘that’s so gay’ on HuffPostLive.

HuffPost Live Link

THE Review

The Declining Significance of Homophobia has been reviewed by Dr Allister Butler in Times Higher Education.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=420538&c=1

The Wednesday Book

The Declining Significance of Homophobia was ‘The Wednesday Book’ at The Independent today, reviewed by Mark Simpson.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-declining-significance-of-homophobia-by-mark–mccormack-oxford-3250-7932560.html

An Interview with @sosogay

Leo Kristoffersson talks to Dr Mark McCormack about the findings of his book on homophobia in British schools.

http://sosogay.co.uk/2012/interview-dr-mark-mccormack/

The School Report 2012

Stonewall School Report HomophobiaBritish gay rights campaigning charity Stonewall have released The School Report 2012, a follow up to their 2007 School Report. It paints a bleak picture of life as an LGBT student in the UK. However, I am sceptical of the methods and analysis in the report and argue that the report is not generalizable primarily because of its poor sampling techniques. My post at Psychology Today provides a detailed critique of the report and its findings.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/men-20/201207/stonewalling-progress

Speaking at Polari, Wednesday 11th July

Combine your literary pursuits with an evening of live entertainment at Polari at Southbank Centre, when the iconic arts venue is taken over by the gay literary salon.

The July event in the Polari at Southbank Centre series celebrates the best in new LGBT literary talent with the Polari Book Prize. There’s also a showcase of queer fiction, poetry and performance, with contributions from Mark McCormack, Alex Drummond, Vicky Ryder, Michael Wynne and Stuart Wakefield.

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/whatson/polari-at-southbank-centre-article-8511.html

Gay Marriage and The Declining Significance of Homophobia

Why is Obama the first sitting president to declare support for gay marriage?

My post at Oxford University Press blog, here.

‘Don’t call me homophobic’: The complexity of ‘That’s so gay’

The intent, effect, and environment within which words are used are vitally important in determining whether homophobia is present or not.

Blog post at Open Democracy.

Book Launch

The Declining Significance of Homophobia has its UK book launch at Gay’s The Word on Thursday 26th April, 7pm-9pm.

All are welcome to attend, and more information can be found here.

Men 2.0: One Direction and the Changing Nature of Masculinity

One Direction Tactility

My first blogpost at Psychology Today

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/men-20/201204/men-20