Tuesday 23 May 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm, central London by Kings Cross
Evening with Daniel Fitzgerald, Imad Iddine Habib and Jimmy Bangash on Pride and the CEMB contingent which will march in the gay pride parade in London on 8 July 2017.
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Suggested donation: £3 waged; £1 unwaged.
Daniel Fitzgerald has been involved with with local and national LGBT politics for years, including organising LGBT History Month in Lambeth in 2003. He has also campaigned against Islamists like Abu Usamah who have incited murder of LGBT people. More recently, he has been involved with social housing issues. He is a Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain activist who is organising our first ever presence at this year’s Pride.
Imad Iddine Habib is a Moroccan atheist threatened for his atheism. He is founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco, the first public atheist organisation in a country with Islam as the state religion. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain declared May 15 “International Imad Day” in order to galvanise support for his case. His case was also highlighted in a 2013 CEMB report on the political and legal status of apostates in Islam. He is currently co-Spokesperson of Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.
Jimmy Bangash is a gay British Ex-Muslim Pakistani living in the UK. He grew up in a traditional Pashtun family in London where he struggled with both the homophobia and ardent misogyny within his community. He has written poems and prose about these experiences; many of which have been published on Sedaa. As an LGBT Ex-Muslim activist he is committed to unbridling the reins of patriarchy from gays and women of Muslim heritage. As a coach, he seeks to empower those individuals liberated from problematic ideologies to live a life of authenticity, self-assurance and self-expression.