Thanks to everyone who supported the project and showed up to the various events. I couldn’t have hoped for a better response. I had no idea that the project I was so passionate about would resonate with so many people around the world. I’d like to spend the next month thinking about what the next phase of the project should look like that would honour my original vision: reaching as many queer Muslims around the world as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to check out pictures from the closing party and longer video interviews with some of the subjects on this blog. If you’d like to get in touch, email me at lllsamralll@gmail.com.

Thanks!

xo

Samra

It was so nice to celebrate the exhibition with some of my oldest friends and with a ton of new ones. Thanks to everyone who came out to all the shows and the discussion panel. Happy Ramadhan! Enjoy some Instagram shots from last night’s closing party.

xo

-Samra

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Extended video interviews with Samira and Rahim about being queer Muslims. Both of them are part of the photography exhibition.

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Hope you’ll join me at Videofag Gallery in Toronto tonight (if you live in the city) for the closing party of the exhibition. It’s been such an amazing ride and I’d love to celebrate with you guys! Party starts at 7 p.m. 187 Augusta Avenue

xo

Samra

Looking forward to seeing you guys at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA) tonight at 6:30 for the discussion panel. El-Farouk Khaki,Samira Mohyeddin, Rahim Thawer and photographer Samra Habib will be on the panel. Moderator will be journalist Elio Iannacci. See you there!

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Hope everyone had a great Pride! I’ll be on CBC’s Metro Morning this Wednesday to talk about the photography exhibition/discussion panel/etc. 6:20 a.m. Make yourself some coffee and tune in!

-Samra

Thought I’d share this comment on the blog:

I’m conservative but I found this beautiful. It hurts to hear people denounce Islam because they are queer. Hope this campaign gives awareness and help them feel at peace with Islam. No one can judge another to be a good or bad Muslim…

HAPPY PRIDE/RAMADHAN!!! 

xo

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Happy Pride everyone! Less than a week until the discussion panel at the CLGA! We’re really excited to have award-winning journalist Elio Iannacci as the moderator (past interviewees include Camille Paglia, Marina Abramovic and Beyoncé Knowles). Photographer Samra Habib will join fantastic panel members El-Farouk Khaki, Samira Mohyeddin and Rahim Thawer and the conversation is sure to inspire dialogue around gender, sexuality, spirituality and Islam. See you on Wednesday, July 2nd at the CLGA at 6:30 p.m.!

Here’s the Facebook invite.

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The exhibition is currently at Parliament Street Library and will make its way to Videofag Gallery on July 10th. There’s also a discussion panel on July 2 at the CLGA moderated by award-winning journalist Elio Iannacci. See you at one of the events

xo

Samra

The project’s featured in one of Germany’s national newspapers today. Danke Die Welt!  If you live in Germany, pick up a hard copy!