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Muslims And Jews Find Common Ground At Iftar Shabbat Dinner

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion

At sunset on Friday evening, Muslims around the world broke their Ramadan fast with a ritual meal, called an iftar. At the same time, Jews around the ...

Carol Kuruvilla

6 Questions With A Gay Imam

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is the spiritual leader of the Light of Reform mosque in Washington. An American-born convert to Islam, Abdullah may also be the...

Queer and Muslim

Coming of Faith | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Coming of Faith

On our first date, she asked me if I believed in God. I told her that I did, but I wasn't sure about religion. She, too, was raised culturally Muslim. She told me that she didn't drink alcohol, that she prayed regularly, and that her relationship with God was very important to her.

Coming Out in the Muslim Community

Ramy Eletreby | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Ramy Eletreby

One of the greatest heartbreaks in my life occurred after coming out at the age of 24: I lost my Muslim community. After my public coming out, via an article in The Los Angeles Times, and the backlash that came with it, I retreated. I distanced myself from the people I cared about.

A Positive View of LGBTQ and Living Out Islam: There Is Magic All Around

Janet Mason | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Reading two new books on LGBTQ identity gave me pause to reflect on the fact that identity is an ongoing issue for all of us -- particularly those of us in the LGBTQ community. Perhaps this is particularly true as the mainstream widens to assimilate us.

Counseling, Weddings And A Prayer Space For Gay Muslims

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

By Krista Kapralos Religion News Service (RNS) Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayers. Some ...

What if Jason Collins Was a Muslim?

Khaled A. Beydoun | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Khaled A. Beydoun

"Gay and Muslim American," for both Muslim and non-Muslim Americans, reads like an oxymoron. Yet, is a largely harmonized yet hidden identity that characterizes the experience of many Muslim American men and women.

Indonesia Offers 'World-First' Home For Transgender Elderly

Agence France Presse | Kevin Ponniah | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A dozen elderly women are gathered inside the pink house, set on a narrow dirt road in a dusty suburb of Jakarta. Together they sew, bake and chat.On ...

Lesbian Muslim Unveiled: The Quest For Progressive Islam Values

SheWired | Nazly Siadate | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A good friend of mine and I were in a heated debate at Starbucks—naturally—over whether or not it’s possible to reconcile Islam with the LGBTQ c...

Gay Muslims: The Elephant In The (Prayer) Room

F. Yusef | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
F. Yusef

Now that we've established, I hope, that sexual orientation isn't a choice, Muslim communities need to stop sweeping the topic under the carpet and start providing the right kind of support and advice. We Muslims need to be doing far more to support the LGBT individuals among us.

Good Tidings To All: LGBTQs Still Looking For Holiday Celebrations

Ankita Rao | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Ankita Rao

Despite increased awareness, parties and worship services have not always been welcoming to the LGBTQ community. But advocacy groups, cultural organizations and mainstream religious institutions have stepped in.

Eid: Being LGBT And Muslim

El-Farouk Khaki | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
El-Farouk Khaki

For many LGBT Muslims, Eid is a time of sadness, guilt and isolation when they must either hide their orientation, or face rejection, condemnation and isolation from family, faith and community.