The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)
The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. We seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. We aim to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality.MASGD was launched January 23, 2013 at the Creating Change conference in Atlanta, GA. Building on the work of generations of LGBTQ Muslims and their allies, the new organization grew out of a working group brought together by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force).
The MASGD is a collective of Muslims who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or allied. Our eight members represent diverse experiences as LGBTQA people and as Muslims. They bring a wealth of knowledge and talents to the organization.
The MASGD Steering Committee currently includes 9 individuals, organized into committees to handle Organizational Development, Finance, Community Building (e.g. the Retreat) and Communications/Public Relations. The Steering Committee is guided by co-coordinators Prof. Sahar Shafqat and Yasmin Ahmed.
Contact the Muslim Alliance (MASGD):
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)
PO Box 3381
Washington, DC 20033-3881