Being Queer & Muslim

On Feb 22, 2020 the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies partnered with SFU Public Square to host US-based author Blair Imani and local therapist Fayza Bundalli who co-facilitated a public dialogue on being queer and Muslim. In an intimate setting of a small discussion circle, guests were asked about the seemingly strenuous intersections between gender identity and religious faith. The conversation spoke to love, systems of hierarchy and oppression, the colonial binaries that impact the experiences of Muslims and more. Insightful and strikingly painful stories emerged, underlined by themes non-conformity and perseverance.

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