Islam & Queerness

So you’re queer, anyou’re a Muslim too - can they exist together? The simple answer is yes, they can. 

Read a story about a queer Muslim's experience of coming out or explore websites and pages that share stories, discuss theology and host events.

Can i be queer and a muslim?

Me and my childhood best friend had this very argument very publicly and vocally at my local Sainsbury’s once. We were both 13, both identify as Muslim and I had recently come out.

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The leading LGBTQI Muslim organisation in the UK, founded in 1999. Organisers of the first Muslim pride in London.

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London Queer Muslims

The UK’s first Zikir & Islamic theology organisation run by and for queer Muslims.

We affirm our queerness, sexualities and non-normativity as a source of empowerment. 


Queer Muslims of Manchester

A page dedicated to supporting Manchester's diverse queer Muslim community.

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The Queer Muslim Project

Countering queerphobia and Muslim hate, one story at a time! A digital advocacy platform focused on creating visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ Muslim issues.



Our vision is to ensure that the voices of LGBTQI+ Muslims are heard and understood. Our mission is to provide support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about the Muslim LGBTQI+ community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.

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Muslim Pride Podcast

Sayeeda Warsi introduces her new podcast about navigating Islam and same-sex attraction. The two are often presented as binary opposites, but the reality is more complicated.

Can i be queer and a muslim?

My name is Ejel Khan, and my pronouns are he/him.  I was born and raised in Luton, England. My formative years were in the 1980’s, when the world was completely a different place. Section 28 was still in force, which prohibited the teaching or promotion of homosexuality in schools.

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