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?