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Hidayah Queer Book Club – The Book of Queer Prophets

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Free
Hidayah presents our Virtual Book Club, a place for LGBTQ+ Muslims and allies to read, discuss books, and meet up.

This event is to discuss the latest chosen LGBTQ+ title – The Book of Queer Prophets, by Ruth Hunt.

Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin? The Book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles from some of our most important thinkers, writers and activists: Jeanette Winterson tackles religious dogma, Amrou Al-Kadhi writes about trying to make it as a Muslim drag queen in London, John Bell writes about his decision to come out later in life, Tamsin Omond remembers getting married in the middle of a protest and Kate Bottley explains her journey to becoming an LGBT ally.

Essays from: Jeanette Winterson, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Padraig O Tuama, Garrard Conley, Juno Dawson, Rev. Winnie Varghese, Keith Jarrett, Jay Hulme, Lucy Knight, Tamsin Omond, Erin Clark, Michael Segalov, Jarel Robinson-Brown, John L. Bell, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Karl Rutlidge, Garry Rutter, Rev Rachel Mann, Jack Guiness, Dustin Lance Black, Ric Stott. Afterword: Kate Bottley

To get the most out of the session, please ensure you have read the book ahead of this session, as we will be getting in to the key themes and how they represent what it is to be an LGBTQ+ person of faith.

We have partnered with an LGBTQI+ founded and run Book Store – The Bookish Type, who have kindly provided a special discount for any Hidayah Book Club members who wish to purchase each of our titles, via their online and retail stores. Details will be provided with the order confirmation to each Hidayah Book Club event.

Towards the end of the session, we will agree the next LGBTQI+ title to read and discuss in the following Hidayah Book Club event.

See you there!

The Hidayah Team