Last updated on: 2/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Al-Fatiha Foundation Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Feb. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

An organization dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Muslims & their Friends

Mission:

“Al-Fatiha Foundation is dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends. Al-Fatiha promotes the progressive Islamic notions of peace, equality and justice. We envision a world that is free from prejudice, injustice and discrimination, where all people are fully embraced and accepted into their faith, their families and their communities. Founded in 1998, Al-Fatiha Foundation is a registered US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization.

Goals and Objectives:

Support Muslims who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends.

Foster spirituality among LGBTIQ Muslims.

Provide a supportive and understanding environment for LGBTIQ Muslims who seek to reconcile their sexual orientation or gender identity with Islam.

Empower LGBTIQ Muslims by creating safe spaces to share individual experiences and by providing information about institutional resources.

Advocate on behalf of LGBTIQ Muslims in national and international forums

Encourage and initiate dialogue with Muslim communities around issues of sexuality and gender.”

Other:
Tax-exempt, non-profit, religious organization
Quoted in:
  1. Does Islam Accept Same-Sex Behavior?
  2. Does Islam Accept Same-Sex Behavior?