Muslims tend to enjoy writing articles telling other Muslims that we should treat the LGBT identifying people with respect and kindness, and that they’re no different than us (shocking).
They’re applauded for their groundbreaking articles, but what they generally avoid writing about is ‘Okay. So what next for gay and lesbian Muslims? How are we planning to address their place in our community? Are we ever planning to recognize that LGBT identifying people are not outside our circles, but part of our masjids and community centers?’
No matter how many articles stating the obvious respect and kindness they deserve as citizens and brothers and sisters in humanity we can’t ignore the real issues facing LGBT Muslims.