Welcome to the home of the “I am not Haraam” project – a blog created for LGBTQIA+ Muslims by LGBTQIA+ Muslims.
Haraam is an Arabic word used in Islam to mean “forbidden”. This project has been started as a way for LGBTQIA+ Muslims to stand up and proclaim that we will not allow our existence as LGBTQIA+ Muslims to be erased any longer. We are not kafirs, we are not deviant, our existence is not a sin. This is our space to say: WE ARE NOT HARAAM.
Call for submissions
We’re calling for any Muslim who identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum to submit to this blog. Allies and supportive families of LGBTQIA+ Muslims are also welcome and encouraged. The theme for submissions is quite simply, “I am not haraam” (or “my son/daughter/lover/sibling is not haraam”).
We’d like you to share what it means for you to be an LGBTQIA+ Muslim. You can tell us about your struggles, your everyday life, anything that makes you, you!
Submissions can take any form; text posts, audio posts, art work, poetry, video etc.
How do I submit? You can submit by clicking on “submit” at the top of the page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message us.
Please note: This is a positive space for LGBTQIA+ Muslims. We will not publish or respond to any negative or hateful remarks. We will not respond to any message asking us to justify our existence as LGBTQIA+ Muslims. via