Its pastor, El-Farouk Khaki, is an openly gay imam and human rights lawyer.
His weekly services are populated by queer Muslims, many of whom have been cast out from the families and communities for their sexuality and gender identity.
Just taking life easy, avoiding things or people that bring negativity. I'm just a cool person , I love to have fun a lot and I'm looking forward to meet new people everyday of my life (That's why I love my job). Come say hi anytime :) x I'm an artist and I work as a beauty therapist in central London.
In commemoration of National Coming Out Day, I'm doing something I've never done before.
While most religious leaders – Christian, Jewish and Muslim alike – are known for listing strict rules of “Do”s and “Don’t”s that supposedly come from God, Khaki takes a vastly different approach.
He often discusses self-care, which is very important for queer religious people who feel guilty because of their sexuality.
We have expert bloggers and articles covering the steps you’ll take, questions, date ideas, conversation tips and much more to help you along the way.
Other Muslim Lesbians who are struggling with their sexuality and faith are welcome as well.I'm publicly telling the story of how I came out as a lesbian to my Muslim family.There's this misconception that just because I seem to have it together, or have enjoyed a certain amount of success, that being loud and proud came easy. My wish is that this story brings a bit of hope and courage to those who are desperate to come out and be their authentic selves amongst their families, no matter what the religion or culture.My friend Zara was outed by her strict Muslim Pakistani family at the age of 19 when they read through her diary while she was away at work one evening. No longer able to see a place for herself in Islam, she broke ties with her beloved religion—and with her family.Why do so many gay Muslims self-segregate themselves rather than modify their interpretation of their faith to be more inclusive?All over the United States and Canada, queer imams are reaching out to LGBT Muslims – instead of turning away from the faith, these Muslims are encouraged to reinterpret the Koran.