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A UK charity to organize the first-ever LGBTQ Muslim festival

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A British charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign to organize the first LGBTQ Muslim festival in the United Kingdom. The event expected to take place in 2020, is to celebrate diversity, the Independent reports.

Imaan, Europe's biggest charity supporting LGBTQI Muslims and the one behind the idea indicates that «LGBT+ Muslims find themselves isolated, without community and frequently facing homophobic, biphobic, transphobic and Islamaphobic abuse».

«Often LGBTQI Muslims are caught in the middle of islamophobia and homophobia, so we want to provide a safe and inclusive space where people feel like they do not have to choose between identities and that they can be LGBTQI and Muslim without pressure from those who say otherwise», the charity said.

The charity is planning to raise £5,000 to fund the festival, expected to take place in London.

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