Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
Between Two Worlds: A personal reflection on a half-century since Stonewall
As part of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact to ensure that people have more good days, Edinburgh Napier University is hosting an Inspiring Individuals Dialogue (IID) session with Dr Greg Hinrichsen.
This session will be held in the Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart Campus within the Rivers Suite. Refreshments and canapes will be served at 5.30pm, with the event beginning at 6.15pm.
Dr Greg Hinrichsen, a long-time resident of New York City, writes:
"By many accounts, I’ve had an enviable life. I was raised in the rural Midwest by two responsible parents along with many siblings. I graduated from Harvard College, obtained a PhD in Psychology, had interesting and meaningful jobs, and twice worked in the United States Congress. And yet as a college student I began to reckon with the fact that I was a gay man – at a time when the conventional wisdom in mental health was that homosexuality was a pathology. Psychotherapy in college was very helpful in sorting this out and accepting who I was. However, I could not have anticipated the political, social, and religious acrimony around sexual orientation that would continue throughout my life. And then add to this mix the emergence of AIDS. I’ve had the benefit of understanding the experience of 'minority stress' from the perspective of someone very much in the majority."