* This presentation was originally recorded in English. Closed captioning is available in both English and French.
Reflecting back on our days of collective lockdown, people globally were faced with a great deal of uncertainty and isolation. The one thing that was consistent was our proximity to loss--in both tangible and intangible forms. We grieved these losses collectively and individually. But, what did loss and grief look like for GBTQ guys? In this talk, social worker and psychotherapist Rahim Thawer, will illustrate a continuum of losses that were endured by many, explore the nuanced layers of queer losses, and reflect on themes that emerged in the consulting room with GBTQ clients, including revived trauma histories, renewed body image pressures, hidden drug dependence, (in)voluntary (re)connection to family of origin, and collective schemas around realities of racism.
Rahim Thawer (Affective Counselling & Psychotherapy)