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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.