Faisal Alam, "Hidden Voices: The Lives of Gay Muslims"
Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Franklin Environmental Center 103 - (Hillcrest)
Faisal is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent and the founder and former director of Al-Fatiha, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. The mission of Al-Fatiha is to support and empower LGBTIQ Muslims seeking ways to integrate their faith and their sexual orientation or gender identity. His work has been featured in queer and mainstream media including The New York Times, BBC World News, Al-Hayat, and The Washington Post.
Sponsored by Middlebury Open Queer Alliance (MOQA), Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB), The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Wonnacott Commons, Ross Commons, and the Islamic Society of Middlebury College.