|Organization||The Queer Muslim Project|
|Theme||Community Development and Education/ Gender|
About the Organization:-
The Queer Muslim Project is working towards creating visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ Muslims in India. Their major focus is on creating a safe space for Queer Muslims to get together and build a support system for them outside their homes. They focus on creating awareness, establishing dialogue, educating Queer Muslims and outreaching to their respective families and friends.
The personal experiences of the anchor have shaped the way he thinks about issues around identity, gender, sexuality and religion. This initiative began as a collective to ensure intersectionality within Gender and religion politics especially in the context of South Asia.
Objectives of the Organization:-
- Bring to light the internal struggle queer people face while practising their religion
- Create awareness over the fact that being queer and Muslim aren’t mutually exclusive Establish dialogue over Islamophobia within the LGBTQ community
- Create an outreach to parents, families and friends of Muslim queer people so that they do not face stigma, abuse and discrimination in their families
- Create safe spaces for queer Muslims to get together and build support systems for themselves outside their parental home
ABOUT THE ANCHOR
Rafiul Alom Rahman Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rafiul did his bachelors and masters in English from University of Delhi in 2017.From then he went on to do Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University and then worked as a Communication consultant with UNFPA India. During his graduation period he started Delhi University Queer Collective in 2014 and from then on has worked consistently for the LGBTQIA+ rights. Personal experiences and struggle with identity lead him to begin The Queer Muslim Project as a collective. After engaging with the community and realizing the need for an organization. He has now been working on building TQMP as an organization.
ABOUT THE CO-ANCHOR
Syeda Lameeya Parween Email ID: email@example.com
Lameeya did her Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Psychology from University of Delhi. Her personal experiences helped her understand the complexities of overlapping identities. She believes that it has become essential that we create a space to assert our identities without fear and judgment. She feels it is important that to extend this to queer Muslim people who are marginalized in diverse ways so that a space for healing and growth can be nurtured, particularly for queer Muslim women.