If you google ‘queer Muslims’ you get over three million hits; ‘gay Muslims’, 121 million. Not all the resulting pages are positive or supportive, but many focus on attempts to reconcile same-sex attraction and Islam or on exposing the dangerous, sometimes deadly, struggle faced by many queer Muslims. Though it’s nascent, there is a movement challenging the notion that homosexuality and Islam are incompatible.

Source: ‘I thought I was the only one!’ | 210 Autumn 2013 | Alyena Mohummadally | Overland literary journal