I came across this Teen Vogue article that I wanted to share with the LGBT Ministry Community I am slowly but surely trying to build here in my own humble little way.
I wanted to include more voices into this blog that also included a Muslim voice. In this article, I was lucky in that I found a voice that reflects Muslim Queer culture and persons of color as well. I feel that if I am to encourage equality and diversity, I need to work harder to include more voices on this blog ministry and encourage every faith and religion and experience to have their say and to share the “stage” or “pulpit” or space here for as many expressions of LGBT faith as possible.
The internet has become a very powerful tool for raising awareness to our spiritual needs and our cultures and causes. Thus far this blog has reach 6 out of 7 continents and many, many different countries and people across the world.
God speaks to us in so many ways and the Muslim faith is a voice we can listen to as well as any other voice for words of inspiration, compassion, kindness, love, and social justice.
While we struggle to understand our differences and what makes us so unique, we should be able to take comfort in finding the cords and bindings that unite us as humanity. I do believe we all share a connection to the same Creator. I feel we all share the same desires to love and be loved. We all want life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We all want to make a difference in this world and we all want better for our families and loved ones, right? We all recognize that there is some greater power than ourselves at work, guiding us and leading us to better things.
If we keep to these unifying truths, and use our differences to enrich our lives and experiences rather than using them to tear each other down or rip each other apart, how incredible the world would be then?