Not one mosque in the US accepts gay muslims!
Anybody know of one in Canada???
Faisal Alam was 20 years old when he started living a double life.
By day, he was a self-proclaimed Muslim poster child, involved in multiple Muslim youth organizations. By night, he was partying in the Boston gay-club scene.
It wasn't long before this "schizophrenic" lifestyle lead to a breakdown, in which only Alam knew his secret: He was a gay Muslim, unable to part from either his sexuality or his faith.
Last night in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium, Alam explained myths and truths about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Muslims and their struggle for acceptance in a presentation called "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims," sponsored by the LGBTA student resource center and part of National Coming Out Week.
During his breakdown, Alam realized verses in the Quran specifically condemned his sexuality.
"You can imagine the devastation I felt when I realized (the Quran) was talking about me," he said. "I was the only one who knew what was going on with me, and I wasn't ready to talk about it. I literally thought I was the only one in the world facing this problem."
Alam is the founder of Al-Fatiha, an organization that promotes the rights of LGBT Muslims. He founded the group in 1998 after joining Muslim list-serves across the country and writing members e-mails asking if anyone was gay and wanted to join a list-serv to talk. Within minutes, hundreds of people joined. But it took a year for anyone to write back to Alam's post.
"That shows how much silence and fear there is regarding homosexuality in the Muslim community," Alam said.
Alam explained the current status of LGBT Muslims and their stance in the Muslim community, saying how there isn't a single mosque in the United States that openly accepts gay members.