Coming Out as an LGBT Muslim - Khakan Qureshi

“I have been an activist for most of my life. As soon as I realised I was different to other boys, I tried to be active in not wanting to be found out. I hid myself from those who questioned or those who scorned me. I had to because I came from a Muslim family which tried to create a life for me which just wasn’t to be. I wanted to be a Good Muslim boy and follow my parents’ expectations and aspirations of me.”
-Khakan Qureshi,
Activist and Founder of Birmingham’s “Finding A Voice” South Asian social group