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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 about their sexuality and led their communities with honesty and…

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5 Female Allies in the Muslim World

Where would any of us be without our allies? Feminism changed the lives of women globally because there were good men in position who agreed with the women who were fighting for gender equality, and who joined them, and who took the journey with them to change the world. Similarly,…

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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 colonial laws that pre-date their local penal codes to criminalize…