Marhaba A social support group that focuses on the welfare of LGBTIQ Muslims. A place where religion and sexuality can openly be discussed and reconciled.



Boys of Bangladesh The largest network of self-identified Bangladeshi gay men from home and abroad.


Merhaba Organization that serves people with roots in the Maghreb, the Middle East and Turkey, many of whom are queer/trans.



El-Tawhid Juma Circle Gender-equal, LGBT-affirming mosque.

Ismaili Queers: Advocates for Pluralism International group with large representation in Toronto. Contact

Salaam Canada Support, social and advocacy group. Currently has chapters in Toronto and Vancouver.


Beijing LGBT Center Provides services to queer and trans people that are Muslim-affirming.


Bedayya Advocacy and support for queer/trans people in the Nile Valley Area (Egypt and Sudan)

Mesahat for Sexual & Gender Diversity Creates safe spaces, supports activists, and advocates against violence and discrimination for sexual and gender minorities.


GLADT Non-profit organization based in Berlin and is an independent, self-organized group of LGBTQ people with a family link to Turkey. Provides support services that includes counselling and relevant literature.

Liberal-Islamischer Bund The Liberation Islamic Foundation offers a forum for all citizens who want to engage with Islamic, inter-religious and societal questions.


IraQueer Increasing visibility and awareness amongst and about the local LGBT+ community through sharing information, news, and personal stories in Arabic, Kurdish, and English. Also provides trainings and workshops related to human rights for LGBT+ individuals, for activists and other allies. 


Helem A lobbyist group that works towards ending discrimination and stigma towards people with non-normative sexualities, sexual orientations and gender identities, and to decriminalize homosexuality in Lebanon.


Musawah ('equality' in Arabic) is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family.

Sisters in Islam Focuses on challenging laws and policies made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. As such it tackles issues covered under Malaysia's Islamic family and syariah laws, such as polygamy, child marriage, moral policing, Islamic legal theory and jurisprudence, the hijab and modesty, violence against women and hudud.


Maruf LGBT Muslim organization that provides support, human rights advocacy, and organizes conferences.


NAZ Male Health Organization Pakistan's first and only LGBT and HIV/AIDS organization. Contact


NAZ has supported the start-up of a number of community-based organizations across Pakistan.

Khawaja Sira Society, Lahore. CBO serving trans women. Contact

Dareecha, Rawalpindi/Islamabad. CBO serving gay men. Contact

Pireh, Larkana. CBO serving gay men and trans people. Contact

Humraz, Hyderabad. CBO serving gay men. Contact 


Dostana Male Society, Lahore.

Parwaz Male Society, Karachi.

South Africa

Al-Fitrah Foundation LGBT-affirming and gender equal mosque. Also provides psycho-spiritual support programs.


Equal Opportunities Funded by amfAR, EO protects the rights and health of gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively GMT).


LGBT Voice Provides health care access, crisis aid, political advocacy and education. 


Association Shams Stands against homophobia while also fostering respectful dialogue/debate on homosexuality in society.


Kaos GL One of the oldest and largest LGBT rights organisations in Turkey.

United Kingdom

Al-Jannah Online social group connecting queer and trans Muslims in Scotland and surrounding areas.

The Association of British Muslims A group that specifically values equality of all regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation or ability.

Imaan UK LGBT Muslim organization founded in 1999.

Inclusive Mosque Initiative An inclusive space of worship. IMI values gender expression and gender justice as an integral manifestation of Islamic practice and facilitates inter-community and inter-faith dialogue and collaborates with others who are seeking change for social and economic welfare and justice.


Muslim Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity MASGD works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims and seeks to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. MASGD hosts a yearly retreat for LGBTQ Muslims and their partners.

Muslims for Progressive Values MVP is the counter-narrative to radicalism and intolerance.

Haven: The Inclusive Muslim Union of Philadelphia An accessible and inclusive space for Muslims to connect socially, spiritually, and culturally.


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