5 HIV/AIDS Activists in the Islamic World

5 HIV/AIDS Activists in the Islamic World

In the mid 1980s, I remember watching the Somali television and seeing a new disease take over the headlines. HIV/AIDS was so new at that time people didn’t even have a name for it. “Aydhiska,” as we now call in...
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5 Trans Activists in the Islamic World

5 Trans Activists in the Islamic World

Those familiar with the issue of transgender rights in the Muslim countries know how difficult it has been. Whereas a gay man or woman might be able to hide their sexual orientation, many of them even marrying the members of...
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5 Queer Magazines in the Islamic World

5 Queer Magazines in the Islamic World

If you are queer and Muslim, you probably know about some of these publications. Some have been around for over 20 years, others are so new you can only get them via phone orders. But what do they all have...
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5 Imams Who Are Openly Gay

5 Imams Who Are Openly Gay

When I was growing up queer and Muslim in Somalia, struggling to understand how my sexuality harmonized with my faith, I never knew there would be a day in my lifetime when there would be gay imams who were open...
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5 Muslim Nations Where Gay is Legal

5 Muslim Nations Where Gay is Legal

These are five Muslim countries where being gay is not a crime. What do they have in common? None of them were colonized by the British Empire. Many countries in the Global South, whether Muslim or otherwise, are generally using...
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