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PreCons 20

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Sept. 8 & 9

This year the ANTE UP! team has partnered with the creators of Sex Down South to bring a one of a kind sexual attitude reassessment (SAR) to the best little sex con in Georgia!


Bianca Laureano, CSES and Goody Howard, MSW are the dream team co-presenters for this intensive, two-day training for practicing and aspiring sexuality professionals.


The ANTE UP! SAR is unique because we will be guided by the goal of liberation with a focus on racial, reproductive, disability, immigrant, and media justice!


We must ANTE UP! and go all in for justice and healing.


The investment for this training is only $397 with several accessible payment options available. Send your questions to Bianca at


This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselor, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 10 CEs that can be used toward obtaining or maintaining AASECT certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact

Sept. 9
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Same Labels, Different Determinants

We often reduce mental health to diagnostic labels, wellness to the absence of symptoms, and queer men's health to prevalence rates. If we take an exploratory approach to mental health and wellness we can begin to unravel some of the specific determinants of mental health concerns that nurses, social workers, and educators see in their work with queer and trans guys. As a racialized queer psychotherapist, Rahim Thawer will seek to examine the issues queer men come up against that impact their wellbeing. Specifically, this workshop will explore the concepts of internalized shame, body image, substance use, and conflicting relationship scripts as specific determinants of queer men's mental health. READ MORE HERE.


This full-day workshop is being offered for all service providers and educators that work with gay/queer men.

Rahim Thawer is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Toronto. He works on a health team and as a consultant in private practice. He operates from a harm reduction, sex-positive, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach providing psychotherapy to newcomer, racialized, queer, trans and HIV-affected communities. He also facilitates training for organizations around anti-racism/anti-oppression, queer men’s mental health, and becoming more trauma-informed. Rahim provides clinical supervision to graduate students and front line workers and teaches as a contract lecturer at post-secondary institutions. He developed curricula for a number of courses in Centennial College’s Addiction & Mental Health Worker Program before its launch in Fall 2016. Rahim is a co-editor of a local history anthology entitled Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer and he volunteers with Salaam Canada, a national LGBTQ Muslim organization, as part of the Core Organizing Team.

Now virtual with reduced rates!

General - $50 | Student - $25

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