Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims”

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The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBT Programs and Services is proud to announce that “Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims” will be presented as a part of Social Justice Month on Tuesday, March 5! “Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims” aims to highlight the many struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and to examine the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality and gender. With more than 1.5 billion followers Islam is considered to be the fastest growing religion in the world today, yet the Western world continues to view it with skepticism and uncertainty. While aiming to dispel common stereotypes and myths about Islam, this presentation will also explore the history of the queer Muslim movement in the United States and the suppression of LGBT rights around the world under the guise of the so-called “war on terror. Using his own life experience and by exploring the complex history of the Islamic world, “Hidden Voices” strives to bring new light onto the lives of an often invisible and silent community: Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00pm

Where: Harper College, Gressette Room

Contact: Kelsey Jarrett at jarrettk@mailbox.sc.edu or Gavin Weiser at weiser@mailbox.sc.edu.

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