Melbourne’s queer Muslims break fast together during Ramadan

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04/18/2023

In a warm, well-lit room tucked away in Melbourne’s CBD, the city’s queer Muslim community has come together to break fast during Ramadan. This Iftar — meaning the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan — has been running for three years to provide a space for Muslims in the LGBTQ community. As one of the five pillars of Islam, during Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast each day, from dawn until dusk, for around 29 or 30 days, with the Iftar serving to break the day’s fast.

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