Australia’s only openly gay Imam is pushing for the country’s first LGBTI-friendly mosque that would also act as a safe house and counselling centre.
Nur Warsame said he is dealing with an “avalanche of misery” among LGBTI Muslims who have no support services or safe spaces.
Imam Nur is adevout Muslim who once led one of Melbourne’s largest mosques. When he came out as gay in 2010 the Muslim clergy severed ties with him, despite his rare credentials as a hafiz — someone who has memorised the Koran. Read More
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