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Faisal Alam
BornJune 21, 1977
BirthplacePakistan
Occupationactivist

Faisal Alam is a gay Pakistani American who founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims.[1]

Alam arrived in the United States from Pakistan in 1987, at the age of ten, and resided in the rural middle-class town of Ellington, Connecticut. In 1997, after a failed engagement to a Muslim girl[2] while he was attending Northeastern University, he started a Yahoo! Group for LGBT Muslims that quickly became very popular.[3] He founded Al-Fatiha in 1998 and served as its President until stepping down in 2004.[4] He is a member of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable and the LGBT Program of Human Rights Watch.[3]

References Edit

  1. Faisal Alam Profile; LGBTran's Religious Archives Network July 18, 2006; retrieved December 21, 2006
  2. Guest Speaker: Faisal Alam; Queers and Allies of Faith November 11, 2002; retrieved December 21, 2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hidden Voices - The Lives of Queer Muslims; Wolfman Productions; retrieved December 21, 2006
  4. Faisal Alam Steps Down As President of Al-Fatiha; UK Gay News August 14, 2004; retrieved December 21, 2006

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