London’s First Muslim Pride Celebration Will Take Place Next Year

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Imaan Fest

The first-ever Imaan Fest will take place in spring 2020.

London’s unforgettable Pride celebrations get bigger and better every year, and now it’s about to get even more inclusive. This spring, the capital will welcome Imaan Fest, a celebration dedicated to LGBTQI Muslim culture that’s just been successfully crowded.

Set to honour the twentieth anniversary of the charity Imaan, which has spent two decades building a support network for LGBTQI Muslims across the UK and the world, Imaan Fest provides a space to celebrate both sexuality and faith. As Imaan notes, “LGBTQI Muslims often find ourselves isolated, without community and frequently facing homophobic, biphobic, transphobic AND Islamaphobic abuse”, making Imaan Fest an incredibly vital support space.

The festival will feature speakers, discussions, and panels, and focus on LGBTQI Muslim art, culture, and history. You can find out more about the event – and help push Imaan Fest further above their crowdfunding target (they’re hoping to subsidise places for those who couldn’t normally afford to attend) – on their crowdfunding page.

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