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The Global Queer Muslim Network has the following existing members:
Merhaba (Welcome in Arabic and Turkish) is a movement comprising women, men and trans-gender persons belonging to ethnic minority groups, who feel attracted by persons of the same sex and/or question their own sexuality and/or gender identity.
Our aim is to promote the welfare, emancipation, social participation and acceptability of all LGBTQIs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer, questioning and intersex persons) from ethno-cultural minorities – irrespective of age, nationality, ethnic background, race, gender, faith, status, …
We do this by offering low-threshold services (counselling, various activities) to the target groups (LGBTQI’s from ethno-cultural minorities) and by informing and raising awareness in their environment (in the ethno-cultural minorities, the traditional LGBTQI movement, the educational and social services and the broader population).
Who We Are?
Bedayaa is an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Inter-sex in the Nile Valley Area “Egypt and Sudan”.
Is to promote acceptance of homosexuality in Egypt and Sudan and to help LGBTQI community members to live a life free of discrimination or stigma.
Is to create a safe space for all LGBTIQ people in the Nile Valley where they can communicate, exchange knowledge, discuss issues, share experiences, and work on improving their lives and themselves.
The Inner Circle
A global Muslim community free from discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity
Empowering Muslims who are marginalised based on sexual orientation and gender identity and raising consciousness around sexuality and gender identity within the Muslim community globally
The Inner Circle is an International Queer Muslim organisation which has a strategic focus to combat the endemic homophobia that currently exists in the Global Muslim community
We provide psycho-spiritual support to Muslims who are marginalized based on sexual orientation and gender identity (MMBSOGI). Furthermore, we also provide training and educational material, support and guidance that promotes a compassion-centred and all-inclusive Islam
Maruf is a human rights organization from the Netherlands that deals with Islam, gender and sexual diversity and the position of Muslim LGBT’s in the Netherlands and the whole world. Maruf empowers and raises consciousness amongst Muslims and assists sexually diverse Muslims to reconcile Islam with their sexuality. Maruf employs independent reasoning to create a paradigm shift in the Muslim community, locally, nationally and internationally. Their vision is to transform society into one of inter-connectedness and inclusivity of different faiths and beliefs around gender and sexual diversity.
- Maruf is Muslim LGBT organisation in Netherlands that deals with Islam, gender and sexual diversity and the position of Muslim LGBT’s in the Netherlands and the whole world.
- Maruf empowers and raises consciousness amongst Muslims and assists sexually diverse Muslims to reconcile Islam with their sexuality.
- We are providing support for queer Muslims, creating an alternative safe spaces where everyone is accepted
- We are organizing international conferences, empowerment programs, lectures, workshops for professionals, social workers…