2020 – Istame’a Podcast

2020 brought many challenges to Hidayah, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were severly limited in our capability to hold in-person events as we usually do.

We were still able to share the stories from our community and stay connected through the Istame’a podcast.

In our four-part series hosted by Rabia Mirza, we shared our raw, honest and personal stories from queer Muslims. We explored what it’s like to come out, how we navigated the stigma of shame and examined the blurred lines between religion, sexuality and culture.

You can find all of the episodes for the Istame’a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

January 2020

Sometimes for some of us, a new year is a time of struggle and confusion, worry and anxiety. We talk to Lucy from Sunflower Suicide Prevention Project about coping. Also we introduce our new podcast partners, Hidayah, who represent the Queer Muslim community. (Hidayah speaks between 26m-37m in this clip)

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La Vie Boheme is coming to Bristol, the producers of a new production of Rent are in the studio. Also the latest News Extra where the team talk about the recent election, and the first of our new partner podcasts, Hidayah. (Hidayah speaks between 4m-11m in this clip)

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February 2020

Hidayah has an impact on the Bristol LGBTQ+ scene because it offers an alternative. Hidayah offers a safe space that isn’t centred around going out in a pub or bar or out on an evening.

I am proud to be a member of the Bristol LGBTQ+ scene, both as a participant as well as having a hand in offering alternatives.

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March 2020

Coming Out To Your Partner Later In Life / BBC Asian Network: Group Chat

Poppy and guests discuss the difficulties of coming out later in life and the impact it can have on others.

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