Muslim, Asian American, and Pacific Islander LGBTQ advocates spoke out in favor of solidarity and warned community members to be careful in the wake of the Saturday night shooting in Orlando, Florida.
We have found no contradiction in being both queer and Muslim, and reject the popular narrative that Islam or the Muslim community as a whole is homophobic and transphobic.
“This tragedy cannot be neatly categorized as a fight between the LGBTQ community and the Muslim community,” the group said.
We reject attempts to perpetuate hatred against our LGBTQ communities as well as our Muslim communities.
— Taz Ahmed (@TazzyStar) June 12, 2016And this is not an excuse to pit the LGBTQ community against the Muslim community—enough with the profiling.