Faisal Alam bigraphy, stories - founder of the Al-Fatiha Foundation

Faisal Alam : biography

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Faisal Alam (1977) is a gay Pakistani American who founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Muslims.

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, he started an email listserv for LGBT Muslims that led to the founding of Al-Fatiha in 1998.; Wolfman Productions; retrieved December 21, 2006 He served as its President from 1998 until stepping down in 2004.; UK Gay News August 14, 2004; retrieved December 21, 2006 In 2011, Alam and other LGBTQ Muslim activists were invited by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to form a Queer Muslim Working Group to evaluate the needs of the LGBTQ Muslim community. Alam was instrumental in bringing together a diverse group of seasoned leaders to undertake this project. In 2013, the Queer Muslim Working Group launched a new organization: the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD).www.muslimalliance.org

He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the LGBT Program at Human Rights Watch.

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