29 August 2011

Coming Out Twice: Sexuality and Gender in Islam

Coming Out Twice: Sexuality and Gender in Islam: A Conversation with Scott Kugle, by Susan Henking (Religion Dispatches, 24 August 2011)

Excerpts:
As scholar Scott Kugle knows well, to be both Muslim and gay means the possibility of having to “come out twice”—with the likely chance of encountering either homophobia or Islamophobia (or both), depending on the context.

But in recent years, a new discussion of Islam and sexuality has emerged, led in large part by professor Kugle, who teaches South Asian and Islamic Studies at Emory University. Having written many books on Islam, including Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims (2010), he is currently working on a collection entitled Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslim Activists (forthcoming in 2012, NYU Press).
Link: Coming Out Twice: Sexuality and Gender in Islam: A Conversation with Scott Kugle


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