Founder of LGBT History Festival North East Comes Out: as a Muslim

A university lecturer and Equality campaigner has announced that he has embraced Islam as a faith. Not only that; he has become chair of a new Muslim LGBTQI+ organisation called Hidayah. Drew Dalton, a Senior Lecturer at a UK university, after having spent almost twenty years within the sectors of both education (schools and colleges) and […]

Imaan Says Respect LGBTQI Muslims

A group that supports LGBTQI Muslims has criticised Birmingham Mosque’s Chair Dr Mohammed Naseem and asserted their belief that, “The Qur’an upholds sexual diversity and does not condone persecution of any minorities.” Imaan, a British Muslim organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer or intersexed Muslims and their friends, partners, and families, has challenged Naseem’s […]

Parisian LGBT Muslims Celebrate Eid

Last weekend, a group of LGBT Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan with a special feast on the banks of the Seine. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast and partake in charitable giving and peace-making. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking. […]

Muslims "More Liberal" than Others

Faced with the statement “I am proud of how Britain treats gay people” 15% of respondents who identified as Muslim ‘strongly agreed’ – a higher figure than for the secular community and significantly higher than for Christians. In fact, only Sikhs agreed more ‘strongly’, at 16.7%. The poll, carried out by the progressive Conservative think tank Demos, […]