Pride organizers beaten in the streets of Kiev, Ukraine (via Crackdown in Ukraine: block the gay gag rule | All Out)
Testimony by ARNAB BANERJI (www.asaap.ca)
About the Project:
“Colour Me Queer” is an community-based photography project conceptualized by prominent Queer activist and Photographer Arnab Banerji with stories from queer-identified community models. Organized in partnership with ASAAP, this project recognizes the role of pride, shame, self-esteem and body politics in how we negotiate sex and interact with partners. Personal stories of pride, resilience and love from South Asian queer-identified models are depicted through narrative and photographed by Arnab.
Resources and support groups for LGBTQ Muslims
- Queer Muslims - A space for queer Muslims to connect, express themselves and share resources. (A real treasure trove of articles, links and book reviews).
- ‘I am not Haraam’ project - a blog for LGBTQ Muslims to celebrate their identities and share their experiences.
Source: the website of the Safra project based in the UK. The full list (which also includes resources not solely targeted at Muslims can be found by clicking here.) However, below is a list of the resources specifically targeted to Muslims.
- Imaan - UK based
A social support group for Muslim lesbian, gays, bisexuals, transgender, those questioning their sexuality or gender identity and their friends and supporters.
- Safra Project- UK based
A Resource Project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual. trans, queer and questioning women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally.
Listserve-dealing with issues concerning lesbian, bisexual and transgender women that identify as Muslim religiously or culturally.
- Safra Project Social Group- meets monthly in the UK, check website events notice for dates and venues.
- Salaam Canada
‘Salaam: Queer Muslim community’ is a Muslim Identified Organization dedicated to social justice, peace and human dignity through its work to bring all closer to a world that is free from injustice, including prejudice, discrimination, racism, misogyny, sexism and homophobia.
- The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle strives to reconcile sexuality and faith, and foster friendship through a positive peer group for gay, lesbian, transgendered and other sexually marginalized persons particularly of the Muslim community, as well as persons of other religions or cultures who experience similar or related challenges, and all those who support our aims.
They provide information through news/events, articles, discussions and life-orientation. They also have experts and qualified voluntary workers to deal with your queries and counseling, assisting individuals in reconciling their faith with their sexuality and dealing with other sexually related issues.http://www.theinnercircle.org.za/
An email discussion group for Muslims who identify as bisexual or who may be questioning their sexual orientation. Anything relevant to the bisexual Muslim community can be discussed on this forum. It is intended to be a safe space for Muslims who are bisexual and who want tomeet other Muslims who are also bisexual.
- Muslim Gay Men
MuslimGayMen is a group for Muslim gay men and their friends and allies.
- Partners of LGBT Muslims
To bring non-Muslim partners (who are in relationships with Muslims) together to discuss issues of common concern.
- TransMuslims (need Yahoo sign in)
An email discussion group for Muslims who identify as transgender, and for those that consider themselves gender variant. This includes anyone that identifies as an MTF (male to female) or an FTM (female to male). Issues of relevance to the Trans Muslim community are welcome on this list, including gender identity, issues of gender socialization in Islam, sex reassignment surgery, and Islam’s views towards transgendered people.
- Queer Jihad
A web site devoted to the needs of GLBT Muslims. Website:http://www.well.com/user/queerjhd/
- Queer Muslims
Resources for GLBT Muslims. Has information about Islam and Transsexuals.
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LGBT Books Website
This is a fantastic site for finding LGBT books and they are divided up by gay, lesbian, trans, questioning, LGBT parent or caretaker, family, friends, etc. Check it out -
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My Statistics lecturer often likes to make random little asides during class.
Lecturer: Okay, so this graph shows a plot that is even and linear - it is what we’d call “homoscedastic”. This other graph, as you can see, is heavily skewed on either side, like an hourglass - we’d call this “heteroscedastic”. And apparently, this is the only time when being “hetero” is a bad thing.
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