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Queer Muslims

Queer and Muslim

Coming of Faith | Posted 01.26.2015 | 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.

Radically Queer Islam: An Interview with the Cast of Coming Out Muslim

J Mase III | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

Having roots within Islam as a queer activist, I was more than honored to invite castmates Wazina and Terna, to share a bit about themselves, their current project and what New Yorkers can expect from this show!

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.

LOOK: Britain's First Trans Muslim Woman Used To Be A Soldier

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

Lucy Vallender finally feels "true to herself" since getting gender confirmation surgery and converting to Islam, saying that since the surgery three ...

WATCH: Coming Out Gay In The Muslim World

Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion

Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed was 17 years old when he understood that he was in love with his Qur'an teacher. For the next ten years he struggled to separat...

Photo Series Explores Sexual Identity In Islamic Culture

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Whether it be the public sphere or amongst private circles, issues of homosexuality or transsexuality often come into conflict with notions of moralit...