LGBTQIA+ MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS: NATIONAL SUPPORT & ADVOCACY ORGS
In a collaboration with LGBTQ Muslim nonprofit OUTMuslim, we have collected a list of (local and national) organizations who serve the LGBTQ Muslim community.
The following is a list of local and online resources for LGBTQ+ identifying Muslim youth. It includes social media feeds to help you get connected to the world of queer Muslims, and local spots in various cities which provide safe spaces for those needing a community to pray, socialize and connect.
Remember Rumi’s words on embracing your truth: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
The MUSLIM ALLIANCE FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER DIVERSITY
PO Box #33881
Washington, DC 20033-3881
MASGD works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. They seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. MASGD aims to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality.
MASGD hosts a retreat for LGBTQ Muslims and their partners each May.
MUSLIMS FOR PROGRESSIVE VALUES
Muslims for Progressive Values’ (MPV) mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the traditional Qur'anic ideals of human dignity, egalitarianism, compassion and social justice.
Has communities in 15 cities globally, 7 of which are in the United States
1315 Walnut St Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19107
OUTMuslim is a non-profit organization which aims to create wider visibility of queer-identifying Muslims, and supports local efforts to create safe spaces.
P.O. Box 26022
Washington, DC 20001
MECCA Institute is an inclusive and progressive online Islamic seminary, and serves as an online
center of Islamic learning and contemporary Islamic research for those seeking more expansive and inclusive interpretations of Islamic texts
c/o The 519 Church St Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Salaam: Queer Muslim Community (“Salaam”) is dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer/trans. We acknowledge the diverse experiences of our community and support queer/trans people who identify with Islam ritually, culturally, spiritually, or religiously. Salaam is a volunteer-run organization that advocates for social justice and addresses the intersecting issues around homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia/racism.
Al JANNAH (UK)
Al-Jannah i group based in Scotland, UK.
It is an online community website for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Muslims, South Asians and Desis.
Confederation of Associations LGBTQIA Euro-African or Muslim (France)
Since 2008, CALEM (co)supervised dozens of publications, trainings, and public events, in different languages, in more than thirty countries (Europe, but also North Africa, Middle East, Caucasus, South Africa, Americas, South East Asia). CALEM received the SOS Homophobia in 2010, was supported by the European Council in 2012, was an advisor to the British court of justice to the status of refugees, was advisor to the French government regarding the law on marriage for all, and advisor to the constitution of ILGA Africa (Biggest LGBT NGO worldwide).