Registration for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) 2015 conference is open! The conference will take place June 3-7 in Minneapolis, MN. I’m extremely excited about the location, since I grew up in the Twin Cities and love going back to visit. And don’t worry, all the snow should have melted by June so you won’t need to bring your parka and long underwear.
Resources for best practices in education regarding Muslims and sexual minorities (specifically LGBTQ individuals)
GayLawNet: Saudi Arabia – Information on legislation, policies, and relevant cases in Saudi Arabia regarding discrimination and LGBTQ issues.
Muslim Gay Girl. Blog written by a gay Muslim girl. Contains articles and comments about being a queer Muslim individual.
Queer Jihad: The truth about how American Muslims feel about LGBT issues. An article from a French blog and movement called “Merhaba” (“welcome” in Arabic and Turkish) that seeks to be inclusive of and educate those who are LGBTQI ethno-cutural minorities. (December 8, 2011)
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Information about the group that organizes the LGBT Muslim retreat that takes place in Philadelphia, PA.
Muslim leaders struggle to advise gay youth. Tradition fails to offer guidance, and science can’t help either. Muslim leaders are beginning to change their views regarding homosexuality and Islam, realizing that sexual orientation is not something that can be “prayed away” and changed. (August 18, 2012, Edmonton Journal).
Islam and Sexual Minorities. Pinterest page with a variety of other resources.