A Jihad For Love

A new documentary about Islam and homosexuality is showing at the Toronto International Film Festival

"A Jihad For Love," six years in the making, follows gay and lesbian Muslims battling racial profiling and harassment after the September 11 attacks and subsequent attacks in London and Madrid.

Indian filmmaker Parvez Sharma filmed gay Muslims in 12 countries and nine languages, including India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France, and always shot footage in secret to escape the attention of local authorities.

"We are presenting Islam's most unlikely storytellers," Sharma said of his debut feature, which does not yet have North American distribution.

There is a blog on this film by the director, Parvez Sharma. You can find it here.

Homosexuality and Islam

Below are some links from Jihad For Love Website

LGBT Muslims Online

Huriyah: A Queer Muslim Magazine
LGBT Muslims on Temenos.net
LGBT Muslim Web Ring
Queer Jihad
Queer Muslim Revolution

LGBT Muslim Organizations (Worldwide)

Al-Fatiha Foundation (USA)
Al-Fatiha-News (News & Stories on Islam, Gender and Sexuality)
Salaam Canada (Queer Muslim Community)
Imaan (Social & Support Group for LGBT Muslims in UK)
Safra Project (UK-based Resource Project Relating to LGBT
The Inner Circle (LGBT Muslim group based in South Africa)

Asylum & Refugee Information

AsylumLaw.org - Helping Win Asylum Cases Worldwide
Australia Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force
Canada Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force
Columbia University Law School - Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic
Guide to Preparing Sexual Orientation-Based Asylum Claims
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
Immigration Equality
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
Jobe Law Firm - Information on Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation
LGBT / HIV Asylum Manual (from Immigration Equality)
National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Orientation (NAPSO)
OUTfront - LGBT Program of Amnesty International USA
Sodomy Laws Around the World
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

Southeastern Asia

PT (Pink Triangle) Foundation - (HIV/AIDS Organization in Malaysia)
GAYa Nusantra (Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre based in Indonesia)

HIV/AIDS & Muslims

HIV/AIDS & Islam - Resources & Information
Vision (Pakistan)
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bangladesh)

Middle East & Western Asia

Ahbab (Online Community for Queer Arabs Worldwide)
Al-Bab (An Open Door to the Arab World)
Bint el Nas - Cultural E-Zine for LGBT Arab Women
Lazeeza (Arab Lesbians Online)
Gay and Lesbian Arab Society
Aswat (Palestinian Arab Gay Women, Trans, Bi, Queer, Intersexual)
Helem (LGBT group in Lebanon)
Al-Qaws - Palestinian LGBT Project at Jerusalem Open House
Algerigay - LGBT Algerians
Kelma - LGBT North Africans in France
Gay and Lesbian Morocco
Kaos GL (LGBT Community Center & Organization based in Turkey)
Lambda Istanbul (First and Oldest Turkish LGBT group)
Southwest Asian and North African Bay Area Queers (San Francisco)
Syrian Same-Sex Society Network

South-Central Asia

Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO)
Boston MASALA - Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association
Khush Texas (LGBT South Asians)
Satrang (Southern California South Asian Queer Organization
Sholay Productions (LGBT South Asians and friends) - NYC
South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA) - New York City
Trikone Atlanta (LGBT South Asians)
Trikone Michigan (LGBT South Asians)
Trikone San Francisco (LGBT South Asians)

1 comment:

Hard To Swallow said...

A very important issue, the movie looks fascinating and scary.

Support GLBT Rights! Fight those that stone gays to death! Democracy NOT Theocracy!

STOP KUFFARPHOBIA Demo in London, Friday 10/26/07!

I think we all must start calling the Islamofascists 'racists'. We should scream that they are hateful towards the Christian race, and the Jewish race, and the Hindu race, and the Atheist Race, that they are Christianityphobiasts. They will scream that Christianity is not a race, and we'll say:

"See, Islam is NOT a race either.
And by the way, the Bible doesn't say to convert, conquer or kill non-Christians; like the Koran says to do to non-Muslims. So there YOU RACIST hater of non-Muslims! You're a Kuffarphobic!"

Be careful all you in London Friday 10/26!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't call a spade a spade

Islamist terrorism
not related to Islam

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
many Taliban planets

stonings and beheadings
billions killed daily

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
be very afraid...

of saying the wrong things
TRUTH is especially BAD