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Mehrdad Alipour Publishes Article on LBGTQ Muslims

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Theologist and philosopher Mehrdad Alipour, currently at NIAS, has published an article in the Journal of Homosexuality, a review of Scott Kugle's Living out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims.

About the Article

According to the publisher, “Scott Kugle’s Living Out Islam documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender. It weaves original interviews with Muslim activists into a composite picture which showcases the importance of the solidarity of support groups in the effort to change social relationships and achieve justice.” But what is Mehrdad Alipour’s interpretation and analysis of Kugle’s book? Read his review here.

About Mehrad Alipour

Mehrdad Alipour holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Qom, Iran. As a Scholar-at-Risk Fellow, a fellowship co-sponsored with the UAF Foundation, he works on a philosophical- hermeneutical analysis of Islamic sources and Muslim Queer theology: Negotiating Same-Sex Desire and Act in Islam.


Scholar-at-Risk Mehrdad Alipour interviewed on Homosexuality in Islam