Jan 102021

Hidayah logo comprising rainbow coloured temple dome and minarets with text "Hidayah - gender, sexuality and Islam".According to LGBTQ+ charity Hidayah, research shows that Muslim views on sexual diversity became more conservative in the last century.

Today, the majority of the community does not accept same sex activity whether in the UK or abroad. Some Islamic states imprison gay people under morality laws, and some go as far as imposing the death penalty on them.

In this talk, we take this opportunity to reflect on queer Muslim art and poetry from the past. We will consider how queer Muslims have become increasingly visible. They are challenging views of hetero-normative attitudes in Muslim society today, giving positive examples of queer identities from their heritage.

Speaker: Osman is the outreach volunteer for Hidayah. This is a charity that provides support and welfare for LGBTQ+ Muslims. It provides education around the queer Muslim community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.

Thursday 4th February 2021       6pm to 7pm

How to take part

This online talk will be held over Zoom. The event is free but you need to register in advance.

Please book your place through the Bristol Museums website https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/lgbtq-history-month-muslim-views-on-queer-relationships-over-time/.

Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email.

Thanks to Bristol’s M Shed museum for facilitating this event and to M Shed’s Equality and Diversity programme sponsor: UWE Bristol.

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