South African Gay Muslim Cleric: open about your sexuality to have an authentic life

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June 21, 2013

One of the (very) few openly gay Muslim clerics in the whole world, South African Imam Muhsin Hendricks reflected upon how Islam can be adjusted with homosexuality during a Q&A with Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Hendricks, while speaking about sexuality said that it was better to come out rather than spending the life being a different person. He also set up an organization called ‘The Inner Circle’ helping gay Muslims to adjust their sexuality with the teachings of Islam.

LGBT individuals in the Muslim faith are beginning to see more accepting strides within their religion.