Queering Islam

Queering Islam: Starting Conversations

On July 28, 2016, NSRAP co-present a panel discussion about queer identities in Islam with El Tawhid Juma Circle, Queer Arabs of Halifax, and with the support of St. Mary’s University.

Queer Islam was be an evening of short presentations on Muslim varieties of queer identities, ongoing issues in Canada and included a piece performed by Troy Jackson. A question and answer period to followed.

Listen to a full audio here:

MC: Dr. Sailaja Krishnamurti, Saint Mary’s University
Speakers:
Troy Jackson
Troy Jackson is a Singer, Writer and Performer, from the Eastern Woodlands Metis Nation. Troy believes in a just, compassion filled, loving Islam. He speaks on issues of racism, social justice and expression for mental health.

El-Farouk Khaki
El-Farouk Khaki is a refugee and immigration lawyer, public speaker and social commentator. His law practice represents people fleeing persecution based upon sexuality, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, and HIV Status.

Dr. Syed Adnan Hussain
Dr. Syed Adnan Hussain is a professor of Religious Studies (Modern Islam) at Saint Mary’s University.

Zhan is Muslim woman who teaches grades 7-12 in Bridgetown Nova Scotia. She facilitates the Gay Straight Alliance at her school and spoke about being an ally.

Smudging and land acknowledgement by John R who is Mi’Kmaq and member of the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance.

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