FREE SPEECH ZONE | Hidden Voices Speaker at Macalester College

Our corporate media will report about LGBTIQ issues, and will report about Islam and Muslims. But would you ever hear about LGBTIQ Muslims? Well about 60 people came to an event at Macalester College Monday night to hear Faisal Alam, one of the founding members of Al-Fathiha, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender organization for Muslims.Free Speech ZoneThe Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releasesKnowing full well that concept of LGBT Muslims was breaking stereotypes, there are other movements Alam spoke about that were surprising, even to Muslims. One was the movement of Punk Rock Islam: Muslims in various countries that are embracing punk rock culture while being true to Islam. Also, many people learned that laws against sodomy in Lebanon and India were introduced from their colonizers of France and England. In addition, Alam talked about how Muslim countries have actually been more transgender friendly than the United States, citing that even the Ayatollah Khomeni issued a fatwa to accept transgender people, and the city of Tehran will even pay for sex reassignment surgery, making Iran second to Thailand to have the most sex change operations in the world. Continue Reading