Organizations/VIPs/Other Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
An organization dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Muslims & their Friends
"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."
Tax-exempt, non-profit, religious organization
"Al-Fatiha has grown to include seven chapters in the United States (in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, San Diego and Washington DC). Affiliate and sister organizations exist in three countries. In London, Al-Fatiha UK and the Safra Project work with local LGBTIQ Muslims. In Canada, there is Salaam Toronto, Salaam Halifax, and Salaamat Vancouver. And in South Africa Al-Fitrah Foundation in Johannesburg exists to support LGBTIQ Muslims. In 2003 and 2004 Al-Fatiha plans to start future chapters in other major metropolitan cities in the United States that have a large Muslim populations. Local chapters hold social events, discussion groups, parties, regional retreats, and participate in local LGBTIQ and Muslim events. The Al-Fatiha movement estimates its world-wide membership to be 700 people."