Announcing: “I Am Not Haraam” - A New Blog Celebrating The Diverse Lives Of LGBTQ Muslims And Their Families
Haraam is an Arabic word used in Islam to mean “forbidden”. This project has been started as a way for LGBTQ Muslims to stand up and proclaim that we will not allow our existence as LGBTQ Muslims to be erased any longer.
We are not kafirs, we are not deviant, our existence is not a sin. This is our space to say: WE ARE NOT HARAAM.
Call for submissions
We’re calling for any Muslim who identifies as part of the LGBTQ spectrum to submit to this blog. Allies and supportive families of LGBTQ Muslims are also welcome and encouraged.
The theme for submissions is quite simply, “I am not haraam” (or “my son/daughter/lover/sibling is not haraam”).
We’d like you to share what it means for you to be an LGBTQ Muslim. You can tell us about your struggles, your everyday life, anything that makes you, you!
Submissions can take any form; text posts, audio posts, art work, poetry, video etc. You can submit by clicking here or clicking ‘submit’ on the blog.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message the team.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: This blog aims to be a positive space for LGBTQ Muslims. We will not publish or respond to any negative or hateful remarks.
Please pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested. :)