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Weʼre raising £1,500 to help fund a growing LGBT+ Muslim organisation

London, Birmingham, Manchester

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LGBTQI+ Muslims often face the most difficult of environments. They are a minority (LGBTQI+) within a minority (Muslim) and often face discrimination and are ostracised from communities, families and networks.

To identify as LGBTQI+ Muslim is difficult for some out there. For some, they identify as LGBTQI+ and reject being a Muslim and for others, they identify as a Muslim and reject being LGBTQI+.

At Hidayah, we believe that you can be both which is why we exist. To give hope and become a lifeline for those that need us. And people do need us. So much so that since we started in 2017, we have had over 300 people come to our events and join us for Pride and other various events that we have run.

In just eighteen months, Hidayah has grown massively. We run events in London, Birmingham and Manchester and we are looking to expand to other cities and towns across the UK. Our growing team of volunteers have a wide variety of backgrounds - and we’re using our skills, expertise and experience to drive Hidayah forward.

Our goal is to raise £1,500 through our crowdfunding campaign from our incredible, international, intersectional community to help continue our efforts. This will help fund:

- Our expansion into another city

- Continue the work we currently do in London, Birmingham and Manchester

- Our social justice campaign in 2019

- Our presence in London, Birmingham and Manchester Pride 2019

- To buy resources and hire safe spaces to run events

Please support our efforts to raise £1,500 so we can pay for resources and pay for the safe hire of our rooms so that LGBTQI+ Muslims can meet and find a safe space to talk about their issues in an environment where others can relate to them. Your help is appreciated and will go a long way. Thank you for supporting Hidayah!

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  • Hidayah LGBTQI+2 days ago
    Hidayah LGBTQI+

    Hidayah LGBTQI+

    2 days ago

    We are so grateful and blown away by the generosity of everybody who has donated so far. We are now 21% of the way to our target. Between the time that this crowdfunding began to now, we have launched into 3 different cities across the U.K which is Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. Please continue to share and help us in achieving our goal of £1,500. Every penny helps! Thank you again! The Management Committee at Hidayah.

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  • Hidayah LGBTQI+1 month ago
    Hidayah LGBTQI+

    Hidayah LGBTQI+

    1 month ago

    Wow! We have managed to raise 13% of our target in 48 hours! We are humbled by the response of our campaign and thank you for your donations. Please keep the generous donations coming! The Management Committee at Hidayah.

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1 month ago

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Page last updated on: 8/19/2018 4:21 PM

Supporters

25

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 19, 2018

    £3.00

  • Naomi Bennett

    Naomi Bennett

    Aug 15, 2018

    £2.00

  • Zarina Mohammed

    Zarina Mohammed

    Aug 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • Felix Helianthus

    Felix Helianthus

    Aug 6, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 6, 2018

    <3

    £3.00

  • S MCCHRISTIE

    S MCCHRISTIE

    Aug 5, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 25, 2018

    £10.00

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Hidayah LGBTQI+

Hidayah LGBTQI+

London, Birmingham, Manchester

Hidayah is a national organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims in the UK. We campaign for social justice to defeat the stigma, taboo and discrimination faced by many within our communities and to give LGBTQI+ Muslims a voice and visibility to gain social acceptance and change.

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