Please join us for what we expect will be a fascinating seminar.
Being LGBT+ and Muslim – in conversation with Khakan Quereshi
Date: 10 June 2021
Zoom webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/92091895504
The Pink Singers is London’s LGBT+ community choir and for this year’s Pride Month we are celebrating the diversity of our and our wider LGBT+ family. Within our choir we have several members who have religious beliefs including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. There has traditionally been friction between faith-based and LGBT+ identities, but the sense of purpose, social justice and wider community they both engender suggests they have significantly more in common than appears at first glance. In today’s webinar we will discuss the intersectionality between being muslim and LGBT+ and explore how these two worlds may be brought closer together.
Khakan Quereshi is a Senior Independent Living Officer and founder of Finding A Voice, Birmingham’s first voluntary-led, independent multi-faith South Asian LGBT social /support group, a Diversity Role Model, speaker, writer, and one of the Stonewall School Role Models. He organizes events for LGBT+ South Asians to empower and inspire them to celebrate their authentic selves, offer support, provide representation and a connection to reduce isolation and discrimination. He recently spoke in support of the No Outsiders programme in Parkfield Community School in Birmingham. His faith has given him the impetus to question the traditional ways, culture and boundaries/barriers we have placed upon ourselves and believes that as LGBT+ Muslims, we can be united by reaching out and speaking up.
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