In the press…

The gay romcom Love, Simon is a revolution wrapped in candyfloss

It’s the standard Hollywood teen fare – except its protagonist is gay. I just wish it had been around when I was young

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Self-loathing among gay people is nothing new. We’re overwhelmed by it

So much focus has been on winning rights that we’ve missed the suffering of those still struggling with gay shame

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Matthew meets Russell Brand to discuss Straight Jacket and related issues on Episode 7 of Russell’s free podcast Under The Skin

Matthew and Russell discuss the crisis of shame facing the LGBT community, the disproportionate link to mental health problems and how taking a lead on trauma recovery could change the world.

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Matthew on alcohol and mental health

I know how alcohol can ruin your mental health. So why is it so rarely discussed?

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Matthew on the need for straight allies

LGBT people need straight allies to lend a helping hand

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Observer magazine cover feature

Matthew Todd on growing up gay: “We are strapped inside a cultural straitjacket”

Matthew Todd thought he had long since dealt with the demons surrounding his sexuality. In this extract from his new book, he reveals the crisis of shame facing the gay community – and how to solve it

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Gay men are battling a demon more powerful than HIV – and it’s hidden

Mental distress triggered by deep-rooted homophobia in society drives many LGBT people to abuse drink and drugs, and to harm themselves

By Owen Jones

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We need to talk about LGBT mental health, right now

By Hugh Montgomery

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Straight Jacket: How to Be Gay and Happy by Matthew Todd

There is still a long way to go in the fight for gay liberation, says Mobeen Azhar

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Matthew Todd: I was the editor of a national gay magazine but regularly considered suicide

I was drinking myself into an early grave and struggling with low self-esteem and compulsive behavior

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Matthew Todd: Interview

By Caroline Sanderson

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