By Zondon Wazina and Terna Tilley-Gyado
by: Laura Marie Thompson
Music by: Al-Sarah
Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith. Terna Tilley-Gyado and Wazina Zondon utilize traditional storytelling and conversation as the medium for exploring the broad range of their experiences as queer Muslims. The stories Coming Out Muslim tell range from tales about other people’s theories about where queerness comes from, the gifts of being queer and Muslim, the tension between one’s culture and religion, and love—romantic and spiritual.
Coming Out Muslim is intended to make visible the lives of queer Muslims who are often invisible for both reasons of safety and self- preservation and because of the misunderstanding within the communities we straddle: members of the Muslim community and the LGBTQ community.