Faisal Alam will speak on Monday, April 10 at the Kopp Student Center Garden Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Alam is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent. At age 19, while trying to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, Faisal organized the first-ever gathering of LGBT Muslims, which led to the founding of Al-Fatiha, an international organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. As an activist advocating for the LGBT Muslim community, Faisal has traveled across the country and around the world to meet with LGBTIQ Muslims to build a global queer Muslim movement for justice and equality. Come listen as he talks about many of the challenges and struggles facing LGBT Muslims today.