PODCASTs - INterviews - PANELS

Tam, R., Thawer, R., & Shanker, A. (June 2021) Denormalizing Cigarettes and Vaping in LGBTQ+ Communities. The Quit Crowd - a program of the Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance Inc. πŸ“½οΈ

Thawer, R. and Tidey, L. (April 2021). Thought Record Simulation for Sex TherapyπŸ“½οΈ

Doctor, F., McDonald, H., Thawer, R. (Mar 2021). Panel - Inspiring Change: Learning and Sharing from the Past Year. Ontario Association of Social Workers. πŸ“½οΈ

Gowani, F., Rao, A., Thawer, R. (Mar 2021). Panel - Diverse sexualities and gender identities in migrant South Asian communities: an intergenerational dialogue5th ​Annual South Asian Mental Health Conference. πŸ“½οΈ

Tidey, L. (Mar 2021). Ep 4: What is sex therapy? (And do I need it?) feat. Rahim Thawer.  πŸŽ§

Francoeur, V., Hart, T., Julien, R., Thawer, R. (Nov 2020). Panel - Challenges and Rewards of Training Providers to do Counselling with GBQ Men.  Summit 2020: Resistance and Resilience. Community-Based Research Centre. πŸ“½οΈ

Kempner, E., Rao, A., Thawer, R., Wenke, B., Woodland, E.  (2020). Panel: Mental Health and the LGBTQ Community. Sound Mind Live Mental Health Music Festival. 

Justin & Eddie (2020). Do Open Relationships Work? The Queer Network. πŸ“½οΈ

Taormino, T (2019). Rahim Thawer on Gender & Interpersonal FluiditySex Out Loud. πŸŽ§

Sylver, L (2019). Shame and SexualitySeek, Discover, Create. πŸŽ§

Bisbey, L.B. (2019). G is for Gay Men and RelationshipsThe A to Z of Sex. πŸŽ§

Kiwanuka, N. (2019). Tracing Toronto's Queer History: M. FitzGerald and R. ThawerThe Agenda with Steve Paikin. Toronto, ON: TVO.org. πŸ“½οΈ

Vann, M. (2018) In My Mind: Authenticity & Acceptance in the LGBTQ Community w/ Rahim Thawer. Mental Health News Radio. 🎧

Carter, A. (2016). Counsellors who assist LGBTQ community not surprised by Orlando attacker visiting gay clubs. Global News. πŸ“½οΈ

Gurza, A. (2016). Deliciously Disabled Gets Undressed with Rahim ThawerDeliciously Disabled: The Podcast that Finally Puts Sex & Disability in Bed Together. πŸŽ§

Dhungana, L. (2016). Teaching Taboo: Sex Ed and the South Asian Diaspora. Reel Asian Film Festival. πŸ“½οΈ

Sharvendiran , R. (2016). Mirror, Mirror - A Body Image Group for Queer Guys. CJRU The Scope at Ryerson University. 🎧

Habib, S.(2014). Just me and Allah: Interviews with queer MuslimsVimeo. πŸ“½οΈ

McCullagh, J. (2013). Barebacking and Gay Men.  PositiveLite.com. πŸ“½οΈ

Balkissoon, D. (2012). Q & Ass with Rahim Thawer. The Ethnic Aisle. πŸ–‹οΈ

Interview Aam Gaysi (2012). Do Some Drag, It’ll Help You Get Comfortable In Your Own Skin!  Gaysi. πŸ–‹οΈ

Books - in progress

Thawer, R. (2023). Seeking: Stories from a Gay Therapist Making Sense of Connection and Relationships. Publisher: Thorntree Press.

Thawer, R. (TBD). Mental Health: Same Labels, Different Determinants - A Workbook for Gay, Bi, Trans Guys. Publisher: TBD.

Thawer, R., Khan, M., Mohamed, L. (TBD). Taklif-Dhibaato: LGBTQ+ Muslim Expressions of Madness, Love, Resistance, & Care. Publisher: TBD.

Call for abstracts here.
Submission form here.


Ambiguous Pandemic Feels. Summit 2020: Resistance and Resilience. Community-Based Research Centre. Nov 2020. πŸ“½οΈ

When Curiosity Sends the Wrong Message: Exploring Bias in Sexuality Research, Education & Therapy. Closing Plenary -Canadian Sex Research Forum. Oct 2020. πŸ“½οΈ

Feelin' My Feelings. Free To Be Me 2020 Virtual Forum, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD). June 2020. πŸ“½οΈ

Fear & Fluid(ity). Sex Down South Conference. Sep 2019, Atlanta, GA. πŸ“½οΈ

Sexuality and the Imprint of Shame. Community-Based Resource Centre. Nov 2018, Vancouver, BC. πŸ“½οΈ

Casual sex vs Long Term Relationships. Gay Men’s Mental Health Summit, March 2018, Toronto, ON. πŸ“½οΈ

Communicating Sexual Risk to People Living with HIV and People at Risk. CATIE Forum 2013: New Science, New Directions in HIV & HCV. Toronto, ON. πŸ“½οΈ

Barebacking: Risk, Connection, & Vulnerability. Gay Men’s Sexual Health (GMSH) Summit, AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, May 2013. Toronto, ON. πŸ“½οΈ


Thawer, R. (2020). Fear & Fluid(ity), Part III - Confronting Our Fears:  How a Fear of Bodily Fluids Affects Interpersonal Fluidity & our CommunitiesSpectrum Journal. πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2020). Fear & Fluid(ity), Part II - Gender Fluidity: How a Fear of Bodily Fluids Spills Over Into Fear of Gender Fluidity. Spectrum Journal. πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2020). Fear & Fluid(ity), Part I - Bodily Fluids: How Social Discourse Causes us to Fear and Contain Bodily Fluid. Spectrum Journal. πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2019). Sadness. πŸ–‹οΈ27,95kb Instagram Logo Printable Clipart - Emoji Do Instagram Em ...

Thawer, R. (2017). Defending Uncritical Art Has ConsequencesMarvellous Grounds: Bodies as Archives: QTBIPOC Art and Performance in Toronto, (Issue 2). πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2017). Cardio-Highs: Winning and Running Away All at Once. In Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (pp. 76-77). Toronto, ON: Coach House Books. πŸ–‹οΈ

Taylor, T. & Thawer, R. (2017). Did Toronto Get Queer?  In Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (pp. 76-77). Toronto, ON: Coach House Books.πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2017). Unspoken Contracts.πŸ–‹οΈ27,95kb Instagram Logo Printable Clipart - Emoji Do Instagram Em ...

Thawer, R. (2016). Phobias, Mental Health and Pride: a QPOC Perspective. Rabble.ca. πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2013). Self-Reflection Workout: Stress and Ab-spectations. OurAgenda.ca Blog: GMSH. πŸ–‹οΈ

Thawer, R. (2012). Contents Under Pressure: A Queer Muslim Unsilenced. The Ethnic Aisle. πŸ–‹οΈ

Community collaborations

The Wellness Connection Partnership. (2015). Local Immigration Partnership. πŸ“½οΈ

This Is Our Community - Bisexual Anti-Stigma Video Campaign. (2015). Rainbow Health Ontario. πŸ“½οΈ

How To Get Tested - An Instructional Video. (2014). Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention. πŸ“½οΈ

Protect Your Love . (2012). Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention.πŸ“½οΈ

Counselling Guidelines for High HIV Anxiety and No/Low Risk (HHANLR). HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, May 2012. Toronto, ON. πŸ–‹οΈ

Pashai, Y. (2012). Illuminations  πŸ“½οΈ

Queer South Asian Youth (QSAY) Project. (2009). Brown Like Me  Alliance for South AIDS Prevention.πŸ“½οΈ