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PSI Webinar: 2SLGBTQIA+ Muslims and Mental Health

Positive Spaces Initiative

OCASI - The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) cordially invites you to participate in the upcoming webinar: 2SLGBTQIA+ Muslims and Mental Health

About this event

This webinar by Rahim Thawer will draw on academic literature, personal lived experience, and community organizing work with two queer Muslim groups based in Canada. We will unravel the tensions that affect the mental health of 2SLGBTQIA+ Muslims, including managing homophobia and coming out, reconciling sexuality and faith-based identities, both being critical of Islam and fighting Islamophobia, seeking and creating affirming spaces, acculturating as asylum seekers and Canadian-born 2SLGBTQIA+ Muslims, and religious-cultural factors affecting access/understanding of mental health services. There will be a Q&A period at the end of the session.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Examine the religious, cultural, and political diversity among Muslims across the globe
  2. Articulate various meanings of what it means to be a queer or trans-Muslim
  3. Consider the unique needs of this minority that exists within a minority
  4. Explore the intersection of homophobia, transphobia and Islamophobia


Rahim Thawer (he/him) works as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, facilitator, public speaker, sessional lecturer, writer, and community organizer.

*Closed captioning will be provided

If you have any questions or for accessibility requests, please contact Onar Usar (she/her) at: by November 24th, 2023.

Event Details

Date et heure -
Type En ligne Lecture 1 min.