Too queer to be Muslim, too Muslim to be queer’: LGBTI Woman on Fear of Discrimination


Being accepted by my cultural and religious groups means hiding my sexuality for fear of being ostracized, or even fear of violence. In LGBT+ groups, I am asked how I can identify with a religion that is seen as not accepting of the LGBT+ community. Because of all these boxes I tick, I fit into neither category. It feels as though I am too queer to be Muslim, and too Muslim to be queer. I feel I must relinquish an aspect of my identity to retain another.


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