In which sorority and fraternity members at Canada’s Western University speak out about countering homophobia in the Greek community with tolerance:
"It doesn’t matter who you’re dating, who you’re friends with, who you want to love," the video notes. "Always stand up for who you are and be true to yourself… to have a brotherhood where everyone is the same isn’t necessarily a healthy brotherhood. You want people who are different so you can compliment each other in different ways."
Mohammed Ludovic Lütfi Zahed, an openly gay Muslim man in France, has been working to open a mosque that would be geared toward LGBT people. Finally, he’s found a way. As described by Turkey’s Daily News:
“In normal mosques, women have to sit in the back seats and wear a headscarf and gay men are afraid of both verbal and physical aggression. After performing the Hajj, I realized that a mosque for gays was a must for gay Muslims who want to perform their prayers,” Zahed said. “We will use a hall in a Buddhist chapel, which will be opened on Nov. 30th,” he said, adding that in the new mosque women and men would be able to perform their prayers together in the same space.
In response to a question as to whether same-sex marriage ceremonies would be performed, Zahed said: “We will start with Friday prayers, but we will perform marriages afterwards.”
Thoughts? Muslim followers, especially interested in hearing from you — what do you think of this?