Gay Muslims Try to Find a Place in Islam

June 21, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On June 21, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization started by Faisal Alam, who is gay and Muslim, to help others like him reconcile their faith and their sexuality. "Islam, like many religions, condemns homosexuality ...The mere existence of the group upsets orthodox members of the Islamic faith...In addition to the nine chapters, Al-Fatiha has a half-dozen Internet list servers." Al Fatiha's website can be found at