In the name of God, the most Gracious, the most Compassionate
Presented by queer Muslim
"Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims" aims to highlight the many struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and to examine the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality and gender.
Faisal Alam is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent and the founder and former director of Al-Fatiha, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. Faisal has traveled across the country and around the world to meet with LGBTIQ Muslims to build a global queer Muslim movement.
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.
2013 Articles about "Hidden Voices" and Faisal Alam:
Breaking out · Activist Faisal Alam struggled growing us a gay Muslim, and went on to found a support organization for LGBT Muslims. - Dan Doperalski | Daily Trojan
More Articles about "Hidden Voices"
Welcome to "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims."
Religion and sexuality continue to be "controversial" topics at our schools and campuses. Add a level of Islamophobia to the mix and you have an even more complicated situation.
"Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims" delves into an area seldom discussed. The challenges and achievements of LGBT Muslims are often invisible. But I've been lucky to engage with students from across the country in dialogue and discussion on this extremely sensitive topic.
I continue to be amazed how this dialogue can become an opportunity for communities to come together and build bridges of understanding.
Students, staff and faculty at campuses around the United States are creating social change and making great progress in our goals toward equality. I'm grateful to be a small part of these achievements.
I look forward to visiting your school and meeting you in the near future.
P.S. Check out some comments from students about "Hidden Voices" and articles about my visits. And flyers from previous events.
Fall 2013 Speaking Engagements
"Thank you so much for coming to speak... It was wonderful to see someone addressing such a touchy issue... you've been source of inspiration for not just LGBTQ Muslims, but any groups facing discrimination. I am excited to see how your work will help bring our world closer to tolerance." - student at Cornell University
Travel Photos from 2012. More photos here.
Faisal was honored to be invited to attend an iftar (breaking of the fast) dinner at the White House on August 10, 2011 with President Obama. Check out the pictures here.