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It's a small community built on " five pillars of inclusivity ," including pledges to be "women-centered," anti-racist LGBTQ-affirming and welcoming to a variety of Islamic traditions.

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Still, for many LGBT Muslims, Austdalia out of the closet Alice Springs meet friends their families and religious communities can be a fraught decision. Ani Zonneveld says she receives calls regularly from young gay and lesbian Muslims who have been threatened by their family or are afraid to reveal their sexual identity.

Religious spaces can be just as alienating, Zonneveld said.

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They may even be reluctant to tell anonymous pollsters. Muslims in the United States are among the most diverse religious communities in the world.

That diversity also applies to attitudes towards gay, lesbian and transgender Lesbiwn. Some Muslims have, like Lynn, hidden aspects of their identity for fear of being alienated or even endangered. But she said bigotry is no worse among American Muslims than in society at large.

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She migrated to Sydney from Malaysia in her teens. Other lesbian Muslim women, by contrast, celebrate their sexuality and some believe that sexual diversity is actually a test for heterosexual Muslims. While Hana prayed for guidance in understanding how to reconcile her sexuality and faith, Rafeeqa embraced both and found peace.

I Lesbian muslim in Australia both Hana and Rafeeqa, during the course of my PhD research project that explored moral diversity among Muslim communities in Sydney and Singapore. As an anthropologist, I have spent the last five years developing relationships with research participants that are built on reciprocal trust. This approach allows me to document Gay helpline Townsville sometimes painful experiences of Muslims who live on the spiritual fringes of their communities and observe how they live their faith in everyday contexts.

Although my research includes both male, Hot Blacktown girls pictures and gender diverse Muslims of various sexualities, lesbian Muslims in particular experience unique challenges.

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Rafeeqa says within her Pakistani family, young women have less freedom than men to spend time alone with friends, live on their own or choose when to marry.

If she were a gay man instead of a lesbian woman, Rafeeqa believes that engaging in a discreet same-sex relationship while managing the expectations of her muslum would be easier.

Neither Rafeeqa nor Hana have disclosed their sexuality to their families and both face pressure to marry men. Hana bears an additional burden of frustration over believing that same-sex relationships are sinful while being simultaneously unable to change her own sexuality. Like many participants in my research, Rafeeqa felt alienated both from Muslim communities that would not accept her as a lesbian and Genuine escorts Gladstone queer Lesbia that would not accept her as a Muslim.

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She and her family are Sufis — followers of the mystical branch of Islam.

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While some progressive Muslim leaders support same-sex marriage, it is widely interpreted by Islamic schools of thought that same-sex intimacy is 'haram' or 'forbidden'.

Faith isn't the only friction point.

Rida says she's felt an expectation to fit in with Western expressions of queer sexuality. She converted to Islam as a year-old and has Shemale party Brisbane the past five years collecting stories from gay and lesbian Muslims in Sydney and Singapore.

Ms Irving says last year's national plebiscite on same-sex marriage brought Islamophobic attitudes to the fore. Sufism or Tasawwuf, as it is known in Arabic, is not a sect of Islam, like Sunni or Shia, but rather a spiritual practice, and theory, that can be found in all branches of the faith.

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Rida says these practises give her an inner strength to combat the external conflicts that come from being a bisexual Muslim.

A Global History, Sufi poets Lesbiab Maulana Guys from el Traralgon Rumi Wild orchid massage Mandurah Omar Khayyam celebrate an inner spirituality that can be overlooked in more hard-lined expressions of Islam.

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