Leading Muslim LGBT+ charity Imaan LGBTQ has called for a greater level of understanding between the Muslim and gay communities.
The call comes on the back of last year’s widely publicised demonstrations outside two Birmingham primary schools by parents and activists protesting against the teaching of LGBT-relationships lessons.
The protests are believed to have been a contributing factor to a rise in hate crime across the city.
Speaking to BirminghamLive, a spokesperson for Imaan LGBTQ said:“We are well aware of the intersection that we as LGBT Muslims are in and do our best to support those who are LGBT and of faith.
“We walked the Pride parade in Birmingham last year, and we have contacts on the ground who have been keeping us informed on everything going on with No Outsiders.
“We stand firmly against all LGBT and Islamophobic hate crimes. People need to realise that when they are being Islamophobic, they are still impacting us.
“We are as Muslim as we are LGBT. We have a unique perspective when it comes to this as we are the only ones who can say we are directly impacted by both.”
LGBT-inclusive education becomes compulsory in all UK schools from September this year.
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