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How Trans Muslims Can Navigate Obstacles They Face

Each year the end of Pride month signals the cycle of companies removing the rainbow flag and various colors from all over their merchandise. Confetti and balloons are cleaned up from Pride celebrations, and the streets begin to look a little bland again. Pride does not erase the obstacles that many trans-Muslims will continue to face…

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Does Islam Mention Sexual Diversity?

It’s Pride Month and we here at Muslim Girl are super excited to celebrate with our Muslim LGBTQ+ Community!  I know there is a misconception around the world that queer Muslims do not exist due to lack of acceptance towards homosexuality in Islam. With over a billion people identifying Muslims, are all hetrosexual? I didn’t…

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Why Israel Uses Pinkwashing In Attempts to Legitimize the Occupation of Palestine

Pinkwashing under the Israeli apartheid is evident through its Tel Aviv pride festival, Rainbow Generations tour, and utilization of a transgender Israeli officer. Whereas, pinkwashing in the United States is visible under the Trump administration’s decriminalization platform, its alliances with anti-LGBTQ nations, and its initiatives to further isolate the LGBTQ community. Thus, I argue pinkwashing…

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We Need to Make Muslim Spaces More Inclusive of LGBTQ+ Muslims

Trigger warning: this post includes mention of suicide and violence. When Sarah Hegazi was imprisoned, tortured, and eventually exiled from Egypt because she raised the LGBTQ pride flag at a concert in 2017, her courage sparked controversy and inspired many. Hegazi is one of the reasons I dared to take rainbow LGBTQ+ gear while visiting…

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Sarah Hegazi’s Life and Death Is a Reminder That the Muslim Community Must Do Better in Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

Trigger warning: This article discusses death by suicide, gun violence, and mass murder, and the discrimination and oppression of the LGBTQ+ community. It should be noted that this article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need…