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Media: 2019

 

In 2018/2019 BMSDemocracy and Hidayah partnered up for the pilot of the supporting minority Muslims campaign which seeks to work with LGBTQI+ Muslims, Black Muslims, and minority sect Muslims such as Ahmadiyyah Muslims. To amplify the voices of minority Muslims, Hidayah and BMSDemocracy wanted to build understanding through dialogue and open discussion. Four roundtable discussions based on the intersecting topics of identity, sexuality, gender, and faith were created and were widely attended by people from all walks of life, Muslim and non Muslim. Through our roundtables the MET police asked us to host our 5th roundtable during hate crime awareness week to police officers and practitioners. We would like to personally thank BMSDemocracy, our volunteers, our membership and all those that attended the roundtable discussions that made them a success. 

July 2019: Ezra writes an op-ed for DIVA magazine which will go out in their "Pride" print edition.

April 2019: Ezra speaks to Pink News about pronoun labels at Brighton Council.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/03/brighton-schools-pupils-pronoun-stickers-support-trans-teens/

April 2019: Ezra speaks to the Guardian about LGBTQI+ and Muslim solidarity.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/11/muslims-lgbtq-birmingham-sex-education-school-protests

April 2019: Drew speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield about Brunei's anti-gay laws and the role Hidayah plays in LGBTQI+ Muslim communities.

April 2019: Ezra speaks to the BBC Local Democracy Radio Service about LGBTQI+ Muslim issues and a book given out to children at a school in the UK called "Daddy's Roommate".

March 2019: Ezra speaks to Socialist Worker about sex and relationships education and how it relates to LGBTQI Muslims.

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/48097/Resist+the+campaign+to+stop+LGBT%2B+education

March 2019: Ezra does an interview for Sky News speaking about the Parkfield protests and No Outsiders. It is broadcast on the 6 o clock news.

March 2019: Ezra speaks to Press Association about Parkfield, some homophobic graffiti and RSE, and that story is passed to the Daily Mail and thirty other small local newspapers.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6787497/Police-investigate-homophobic-graffiti-sex-education-row-school.html

March 2019: Ezra is featured in an op-ed for i News about Parkfield and LGBTQI+ Muslims.

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/parkfield-community-school-gay-muslims-cant-pray-gay-away/

March 2019: Osman speaks to BBC Radio Kent about his experiences as a gay Muslim man, and his opinion on the SRE debate.

February 2019: Ezra writes an op-ed for the Metro about educating young people about LGBTQI Muslims.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/25/im-muslim-and-lgbt-and-i-teach-children-its-ok-to-be-both-8713922/