If you identify as Deaf and are a man who has sex with men, check out this survey!
The survey is confidential and in ASL. Whether you are bi/gay/queer or straight, if you are over 18 years old, live in the US and have sex with other men, this survey is for you. Your HIV status does not matter, all Deaf MSM over 18 years old in the US can participate.
Click here to check out the study website: http://dparkstudy.org/
And click here to participate in the study: http://z.umn.edu/dparkstudy
This is the first needs assessment of Deaf MSM so we will ask you to take the same survey twice, once whenever you choose to participate and the second time seven days later. Please be patient and make sure your experiences are counted! We have until November 30th, 2014to show that Deaf MSM have needs around sexual health education and HIV testing. We need 200 participants. Will you help us?
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.