March 8, 2017 -- The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Contigo Fund. The grant will be used for work to engage the mainstream Muslim community as well as Latinx community members and allies. This community engagement work will be both locally based, in Orlando, FL, as well as nationally. MASGD appreciates the recognition that the Contigo Fund has given to our work after the tragedy of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.
We remain committed to working with all communities and allies towards collective liberation, because we know none of us are free until all of us are free. As LGBTQ Muslims, we know and understand intersectional oppression, because we experience it on a daily basis. Our community members are targeted by anti-Muslim bigotry, as well as anti-Black racism, xenophobia, anti-immigrant bias, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, and other oppressions based on different facets of their experiences and identities. We are keenly aware that our survival depends on uniting to resist oppression of all members of our community and the wider society in which we live.