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"Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims"speaker and luncheon - a few seats still available - RSVP required
Contributed by Luca Maurer on 04/15/2012
Faisal Alam will speak on "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims," at a luncheon on Wednesday April 18 at noon. Space is limited, and RSVP is required - email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Faisal Alam is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent. At age 19, while trying to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, Faisal organized the first-ever gathering of LGBT Muslims, which led to the founding of Al-Fatiha, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. Faisal led the organization from its inception in 1997 to 2004 as its volunteer director. The mission of Al-Fatiha is to support and empower LGBTIQ Muslims seeking ways to integrate their faith and their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Using his own life experience and by exploring the complex history of the Islamic world, Faisal strives to bring new light onto the lives of an often invisible and silent community: Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning.
Sponsored by the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services and the Cornell LGBT Resource Center.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Lis Maurer at email@example.com or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.