The first-ever Muslim Pride festival will be held in the United Kingdom by the LGBT+ Muslim support group Imaan, on Saturday, April 11th.
"It's happening! We've set the date for the first EVER Muslim Pride event. Ticket go on sale in two weeks," the group announced through social media.
"Often LGBTQI Muslims are caught in the middle of Islamophobia and homophobia, so we want to provide a safe and inclusive space where people feel like they do not have to choose between identities and that they can be LGBTQI and Muslim without pressure from those who say otherwise," the group said.
The group has invited the half-Pakistani with a Muslim background queer actress Jameela Jamil to take part in the festival.
A venue has not yet been announced but the group were able to raise £10,000 in funds for the event through a crowdfunding campaign, according to ‘The New Arab’.
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